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.
AROMA Vanilla / Honey / Tobacco
CHARACTER Malty / Round / Warming
PAIRS WITH Pork / Egg dishes
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