Halcyon Barrel House - Shifting Sands Currant
Tangy, currant, spice
Organic barrel aged sour gold with black currant, 7.3%
Halcyon Barrel House focuses in on a new feature fruit, black currant, in this edition of the Shifting Sands Series.
Shifting Sands is an organic sour golden ale that is in essence, the canvas for each edition of this beer. Each version of Shifting Sands features a different treatment of varieties of fruit, re-fermented and aged in barrels or foeders. The idea behind this project is to play with various fruit re-fermentation in a semi-constant environment, creating each time a balanced beer that both showcases the fruit used, and respects the base sour gold, Shifting Sands.
Shifting Sands Currant pours a deep pinkish-red, with soft pink foam that retreats quickly. The aroma is dominated by herbal, fruity and peppery black currant, echoed by a hint of wine. The first sip is upfront acidity, transporting fruity currant goodness and a light spicy character. With spritzy carbonation, moderate tannins help dry out a finish that lingers sour and sweet.
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.