Thornbridge Brewery - Days of Creation, Sour Red Ale Red Burgundy Barrel Aged with Raspberries, 7% ABV, 375ml.
2017 – Gold Medal. International Beer Challenge
2016 – Silver Medal. Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Category, World Beer Cup
Days of Creation is a true labour of love, a sour red ale aged in burgundy barrels with raspberries.
After using a Belgian yeast strain to give a good foundation on which to build, we aged the beer in Burgundy barrels with the fruit for well over a year. Adding cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points let us sour the beer gradually over many months and give layers of flavour that can only develop over time.
The rich fruit aroma and flavours compliment the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast characters to come through.
Lively, dry and thirst quenching, this is a beer to savour.
MALTS Maris Otter / Munich / Black Malt