Tart, vanilla, wine
Anniversary Blend • 7.9% ABV
Halcyon Barrel House is a new branch on the Beau's family tree. New world brewing, patiently rooted in the old world traditions of mixed fermentation and aging in wood barrels, and bottle or keg conditioning.
Year One anniversary blend is a special release to celebrate Halcyon Barrel House’s first year as a brewery. It is the blended and augmented yield of a handful of our most well-aged, and most interesting barrels from this past year. Think of it as our year-in-review highlight reel.
To create Year One we sampled barrels across all styles we have in house, and made a short list of favourites. A touch of fruit comes from aging on peaches reclaimed from Shifting Sands: Peach, the blend includes Gravity Well as a whiskey-barrel edition, and organic vanilla beans were added post-blending.
The Year One blend pours effervescent and amber-orange, with foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma is ephemeral, dancing lightly between vanilla, wine and fruits such as apricot. The flavour is tartly sour, with the fruit+vanilla of an orange Creamsicle. It finishes dry, with some lingering funk.