Brett Friends Forever II
BRETT I.P.A. • 6.5% ABV
"Hops, Orchard Fruit, Warming"
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.
Brett Friends Forever II is the second Brett pale ale collaboration between Bryce McBain of Halcyon Barrel House and Justin da Silva of Stone City ales. BFF the first was brewed at Stone City in the spring of 2015, showcasing Brett fermentation and two hop varieties, Wai-iti and Galaxy.
BFF II Pours quite hazy, with ample fluffy foam. The aroma is all hops: orchard fruit, citrus, and all things tropical. No subtle undertones here, just hops. Flavour is equally hop-forward, with the orchard fruit leading the way, in a delightfully light body for a rather big beer. A pleasant alcohol warmth lingers, and the finish is dry, with mild bitterness.