MOTLEY CRU 2017
5th Anniversary Release — wild ale w/ passion fruit, 1 & 2 year barrel aged blend
Motley Cru is our anniversary release, with the only requirement being that the final beer must incorporate a blend of various barrels. This year's edition is a wild ale with passion fruit blended from two mixed grain ales (containing pale ale barley malt, wheat, oats, and rye). Both new American oak barrels, and old use (wild ale program) barrels from Niagara and Prince Edward County provide an eclectic range of wild and local yeast strains, and several hundred kilos of passion fruit puree create a fantastic balance of old world sour flavours and bright tropical notes. Extra time spent conditioning in the bottle provides a lively carbonation.
What is smells and tastes like: A crisp acidity, healthy oak backbone, bursting passion fruit aroma, and plenty of wild ale funk. A crazy balance of fuzzy peach, five alive, bell pepper, and cracked pepper.