LORD BARLEYCORN - BOURBON BARREL LAGER

Malty / Aromatic / Bourbon

They swore that he must die,

And plowed him underground,

Lifting up his head in Spring,

He stood and looked around.

 

Grew strong in summer sun

he did, till it began to wane,

when he, drooping, withering

with age, was set upon again.

 

They cut him down and flayed him

Bare, with holly sticks and stones,

Then ground his flesh and boiled

Over scorching flames his bones.

 

They took his blood the shared

It round and sang his praise in joy,

“John Barleycorn, our hero,

We toast your health old boy.”

 

“You make us all forget our

Woes, and heighten all our bliss.

With glass in hand we raise

It to your everlastingness.”

 

Dedicated to the spirit of barley, this vintage pre-Prohibition lager was made with both corn and barley and aged in Woodford Bourbon barrels (post-Boris). It is medium-malty with traces of vanilla, honey and tobacco.

 

COLOUR Golden

AROMA Vanilla / Honey / Tobacco

CHARACTER Malty / Round / Warming

A.B.V. 6.5%

PAIRS WITH Pork / Egg dishes

 

BREWER’S NOTES

First made by migrant German and Czech brewers in America, pre-prohibition lager is brewed in part with flaked maize and other local grains. Ours was aged in Woodford Reserve barrels after holding our Russian Imperial Stout. This is a round warming, and malty lager with a balanced bitterness and background of peat and bourbon

 

HOPS Mt Hood

MALT Pilsen and un-malted corn

YEAST S189 Lager

IBU 35

OG 1.062