Mountain Goat Barrel Breed Barley Wine 2018 750ml
Our 2018 Barleywine was brewed with a blend of New Zealand specialty malts and all-Australian hops.
The wort weighed in at a hefty 24 degrees Plato, making this a job for super Yeast – Whitelabs San Diego Super Yeast, to be specific. This aggressive strain attenuated the fermenting beer to our desired range, resulting in a strong, balanced beer with a dry finish.
At the end of fermentation it was aged for two months in Tennessee whisky casks, lending it the vanilla and slight boozy notes characteristic of these rough-hewn American Oak barrels.
Although we started in a very different place, we reckon the resulting beer is as close to that award winning Barleywine as we’ve come.
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