Niagara cabernet sauvignon farmageddon (2018)
barrel aged wild farmhouse ale conditioned on rosewood estates Cabernet sauvignon grapes
Farmageddon is our wild farmhouse ale that we've been brewing, blending, and aging for almost as many years as we've been open. The blending process allows us to maintain a common thread across batches, the aging adds nuanced layers, while the brett and bacteria work hard to create small idiosyncrasies in each release. It's a refined, effervescent, and delicious beer worthy of special occasions and idle weeknights.
Using the the Farmageddon Batch #12 as a canvas, we transferred the beer onto whole Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our friends at Rosewood Estates. The beer refermented on the grapes for one month, before undergoing an extensive bottle conditioning period.
What it smells like, what it tastes like: Bright aromas of tart grape, strawberry and raspberry hard candy introduce a palate of cherry skin, vanilla and red liquorice. A lightly tannic body with some subtle oak and an off dry finish balances an understated brett note that suggests this beer will get even better with age.