Lambda The Great

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In keeping with the comically depressing theme for this long winter, mother nature appeared to play yet another joke on us this week, with that teaser of a spring day. For somewhere in the span of 12 hours we were graced with warmish temperatures, sunny clear skies, and a mood so uplifting it was almost palpable. Brewing in t-shirts and with doors open, we suddenly felt a change come over our faces, a tightness around the corners of our mouths -- by golly, we were smiling! And then, well, you know how this story ends...(look out your frigging window!)

And yet, despite what is slated to be the consistently lion-like duration of March, I'd like to think that here at Bellwoods, we are in the business of making people happy(ish). Which is why I won't make you read anymore of my hyperbolic thoughts on the WORST WINTER EVER. Folks, we've got a really special beer release coming up next week, the sort that might just make you want to do cartwheels.

If you're already on our mailing list, this will be old news, but for those who still stubbornly, bravely, choose the route of carrier pigeon, an announcement for you: next friday March 21st, for the first time ever, we'll be releasing Lambda, our Brett Barrel-Aged Quad!

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From the belly of the dragon (barrel room), comes a boozy brew that already seems to have a serious reputation. What started off as a relatively traditional Quad recipe, went into our beloved oak barrels alongside a healthy dose of Brettanomyces Lambicus, and like a recluse, there it stayed for the better part of a year. As to what Lambda was doing while on sabbatical for a year, it's tough to say. Perhaps it was reading post apocalyptic fiction, or just diabolically planning its return. Whatever the case, this rich and full-bodied Quad presents subtle notes of port and sherry alongside red grape and caramel with a beautiful red wine uptake, and a strong Brett nose. In other words, yum.

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Bottle-conditioned for a little authenticity and that classic effervescent carbonation, it has been predicted by at least one unreliable witch doctor, that drinking this beer will abolish the winter. So let's all take our prescriptions!

500ml bottles of Lambda are $12, limit of 1 case (12 bottles) per person.