Every year we brew a beer to celebrate the birth of our little brewery. The Anniversary Ale series changes subtly each year but is always oak aged, always big and always very limited release. Anniversary Ale is designed to drink well at release but will reward careful cellaring - we predict it will mature nicely over up to 10 years.
Our 6th Anniversary Ale is our biggest, most complex beer yet. Like previous year's Anniversary Ales it has been treated to extensive oak barrel aging, and is packaged under cork in 750ml Sparkling bottles. The similarities stop there though... This year we are releasing a Belgian inspired Barleywine. At 15% abv it is by far our 'biggest' beer ever and it is designed for extended cellaring. The blend of 5 different Belgian yeast strains makes for an incredibly complex ester profile. The high abv makes it's presence felt with warmth right across the palate, but even at this early stage of the beer's life is not 'hot' or spirit like. The French and American oak barrels contribute further complex layers of flavour and aroma to the beer. Initially full and rich on the palate, AA6 finishes remarkably dry for a beer of this size. A beer designed to age gracefully for at least 5 to 10 years.