The Zoo 1.1 Chardonnay Barrel Aged XPA

Welcome to the Newstead menagerie.

Bottle dregs collected from Jester King, Boon, Orval, Timmermans, Lindemans, 3 Fonteinen and a few others were used to breed our own mixed culture. We then made a base XPA, hopped with Kohatu, Riwaka, Motueka, Cascade and El Dorado, chucked it in Shiraz and Chardonnay barrels, inoculated with the mixed culture and let the beast ferment for a month.

What resulted was a barely controlled, wild conglomerate of funk, spice and tannins. The shiraz and chardonnay add their own expression to the XPA.

The Zoo's that started it all, this beer was available in keg only during September, 2016.

Tasting Notes: wild, funky and exceptionally well-balanced.