Redwood - Wine Barrel Aged Ale
A red wine barrel aged beer brewed to celebrate brewing in 'BC Wine Country'. As our Vintners continue to produce world class wines that have made the Okanagan Valley famous we invite you to raise a glass of this Limited Release brew in the celebration of their efforts.
Redwood Spring 2014
Released: May 1st, 2014
Description: Hand crafted in collaboration with the award winning Quails’ Gate Vineyards. Our Signature beer – Hop Head India Pale Ale – was allowed to mature for over nine months in used French Oak barrels that previously aged their award winning Marechal Foch. During the final stages of maturation, red wine was infused to create a truly unique brew. The resulting taste profile is complex and unique, displaying aromas of red fruit, citrus, light oak and subdued vanilla leading to flavours of grapefruit, with earthy and toasted oak notes. The finish is dry and accentuated by a pleasant and crisp hop bitterness.
Aroma: Red fruit, citrus, light oak, vanilla
Taste/Flavour: Grapefruit, earthy and toasted oak notes
Pairing: Sausage, Grilled Lamb, Mild Blue Cheese
Malts: Pale, Light Munich, Vienna, Crystal
Hops: Perle, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Crystal
Barrel: 7 year old Quails’ Gate Vineyards Marechal Foch barrels
Style: India Pale Ale
Redwood Fall 2012:
Tasting Notes Redwood Release 1:
Oak barrel aged for over 100 days in Burgundy wine barrels, the beer is a light-bodied ale pouring copper red in colour with a golden hue. Displays mellow aromas of vanilla and light toffee combined with some red wine notes. Smooth tasting with a mild hop flavour balanced with layered flavours of hazelnut, toasted oak and red fruit. The finish is clean and dry.
Aroma: Vanilla and light toffee combined with some red wine
Body: Light-bodied ale
Taste/Flavour: Hazelnut, toasted oak and red fruit.
Barrel: Burgundy wine barrels
Size: 750ml bottles
ABV: 5% alcohol
Released: September 2012 (sold out)