VINTAGE 2017 PYRENEES
Developing their own recipes adapted for the process, this is a unique blend of malt, hops and wine – a barrel aged 2017 Pinot Noir for the Vintage.
Hopenrouge, was blended together and fermented using Champagne isolated yeast in American hogsheads. Aged within this oak, the beer was left to mature before beginning the traditional champagne method of secondary fermentation in bottle. Once again using only Champagne isolated yeast strains, the beer underwent secondary fermentation and was left on its lees for 6 months before being riddled and disgorged.
Hopenrouge [Hop-pen-roo-zh] is a stylistic take on an American Red Ale.
Fermented with 2017 Pinot Noir, this beer is reflective of the warm 2017 harvest. With aromatic hints of malt and caramelised oak, the palate has toasted malt and lightly spiced hop flavours.