2013 Beerdrinker of the Year beer. Itís an English-style olde ale created by 2012 Beerdrinker winner J. Wilson and our head brewer Andy Brown. The beer was brewed with some unique measures. 75% of the beer was fermented with British ale yeast in a standard steel fermenter. For vintage authenticity, the rest of the beer was fermented with brettanomyces yeast in an oak barrel. This clever step gives the beer a rustic, fruity profile similar to beers of the past. Itís a dark brown, malty beer with notes of chocolate, fruit, gentle hops and 8% ABV. The beerís recipe includes British base malts and a list of specialty malts that includes Special B, Golden Naked Oats, crystal and chocolate malts.
Brewer: Wynkoop Brewing Company
Style: Old Ale
Alcohol Content: 8%