The Fruitful Barrel Boysenberries


IMG_1383 Type: Beer (refermented with fruit)

Description: A blend of mature barrel-aged beer refermented with fresh, whole Skagit Valley boysenberries in an oak puncheon, and naturally conditioned with blackberry honey from The Valley’s Buzz.

Base:  Batch #4 blend, brewed 4/19/18: “Session tripel” fermented in open stainless steel totes with secondary fermentation in a horizontal foudre purchased from American Solera, along with a portion of Batch #6 (Pilot Pils Blonde Base), and then transferred to 225L barrels for additional aging

Total Volume Packaged: 448.5 L / 118.65 gal; 3 20-liter kegs; 2 30-liter kegs; 876 375ml bottles

ABV: 8.5%
F.G.: 0.996
IBUs:
18

Grains:  Pilot Pilsner Malt (4,6), Raw Wheat (4), Malted Wheat (4, 6), Munich Malt (4), Flaked Oats (6), Acid Malt (4).  All purchased from Skagit Valley Malting.

Hops: Pacific Northwest Willamette (4), Mount Hood (4), and Perle (6) from Hopsteiner.

Other Ingredients: Municipal Water from the Judy Reservoir; Skagit Valley Boysenberries, Blackberry Honey from The Valley’s Buzz (for bottle/keg conditioning); our house culture of native Skagit Valley yeast.

Sentence Diagram:

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