The Zoo 2.0 Wild Red Ale

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 Red Ale, hopped with Simcoe, Kohatu and EKG, chucked it in Shiraz and Chardonnay barrels, inoculated with the mixed culture and let the beast ferment for two months.

What resulted was a barely controlled, wild conglomerate of funk, spice and tannins. Version two see the shiraz and chardonnay barrels blended to give a bit of brett, a bit of lacto, a bit of padio and a bit of aceto.

This iteration was available in keg only during January, 2017.

Tasting Notes: sour, acidic taste balanced by sweet maltiness.