Also known as Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: L’envoyé
Our complex, Belgian-style ‘wild beers’ are aged for several months or even years in our oak barrels. Each barrel contains a different base beer (with distinct color, flavor, body, alcohol, malt and hop character) which undergoes spontaneous and prolonged fermentation with wild critters including Brettanomyces, which is a non-spore forming genus of yeast which lives on the skins of fruit in the wild. The genus name Dekkera is used interchangeably with Brettanomyces and was discovered at the Carlsberg brewery in 1904 by N. Hjelte Claussen, who was investigating it as a cause of spoilage in English ales but which is appreciated and encouraged in certain traditional Belgian-style ales.
BARREL #2: Double Pale Ale aged in a 4th generation old Wild Turkey bourbon barrel for 10 months in the presence of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus. Silver Medal winner in Wild Ale Style at the 2009 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers, Chicago.
Proceed to the aliased beer...Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: L’envoyé The brewer markets this same or near-same product by more than one names. This can be the result of a brewer distributing this beer under different names in different countries, or the brewer simply changing the name, but not the recipe at different points in time.