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Obsidian

Brewery Crossover Blendery
Style Fruited / Sour/Wild / Barrel Aged / Mixed Fermentation
Origin Hitchen, UK
ABV 6.5%
Volume 750 ml
Price £23.50 (£19.58 ex VAT)
Availability In Stock (1 available)

Process : Pale wheat beer spontaneously fermented and aged for 10 months in neutral french oak barrels. The beer was moved onto whole Ben Gairn blackcurrants which came from Maynards Fruit Farm in East Sussex. Once refermentation had commenced, we punched the fruit cap down daily for around 2 weeks. The beer was on fruit for 4 months before blending and packaging.

Conditioning: Packaged with a small amount of priming sugar for natural carbonation in the bottle. We do not add yeast at this point, or at any point in the process. Bottles laid to rest on side and conditioned until release.

Notes: Dark, reddy purple in appearance with voluminous pink head. Wonderfully fruit-forward in both aroma and taste. It is rich, and juicy, and fresh - a real homage to the blackcurrants used from that season. Bold minerality. Earthy finish. 

ABV 6.5%
Style
Bottle Conditioned Yes
Organic No
Gluten Free No
Vegan Yes
Volume 750 ml
Malt/Grain Profile Pilsner, Wheat
Other Ingredients Ben Gairn Blackcurrants
Container Glass Bottle
Hop Profile
Barrel French Oak

We are a small blendery operation located at The Grainworks in Hertfordshire, UK. Our focus is on producing 100% spontaneously fermented beers aged in traditional vessels such as oak barrels. The aim is to source our ingredients as close to the Blendery as possible. We work with farmers and growers directly, and promote their amazing produce through our beers, our website and social media.

Our work is seasonal. We brew in the cold months and fruit in the warm. Each beer we make is of that year. It is of that season and it cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. The way we make our beer and its eventual flavour characteristics blur the lines between beer and other fermented beverages.

Many of the techniques, methods and concepts behind wine/cider/perry are also found in our process. As a result we want to emphasise the ‘crossing over’ of beer into these other drinks which are often considered a distant and superior or inferior cousin.

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