After barreling a portion of our 2016 Stone Beer, we got pretty excited and couldn't wait to find another special batch of beer to experiment with..
Some of you will remember our Jilly Wines collaboration Pilot Batch from last year, where Jared (wine maker & Clunes General Store owner) spent time with our brewers exploring the subtleties & intricacies of brewing beer, specifically Saisons.
As part of that collaboration, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to store the brew in a couple of vacant Oak Tempranillo barrels that Jared had access to. And after 6 months (with a couple of tests along the way) we're excited to release a tantalising barrel-aged version of the Saison en Chene!
Combining the passion and expertise of both brewer and vintner, the Saison En Chêne with a touch of oak has subtle aromatics of citrus, coconut and banana. This is a rich and textural beer, with a rounded mouth-feel and a long finish.
It's a very limited release, just 15 hand-poured cartons - available only online. With a keg or two going direct through our Tasting Room. An interesting exploration in aromatics, flavour & texture not to be missed!
Update: Our Barrel aged Saison en Chene has sold out. Stay tuned for our next Pilot Batch