The Zoo 3.0 Wild Golden 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 Strong Golden Ale, lightly hopped with Hallertau Blanc, El Dorado and Enigma, chucked it in Shiraz and Chardonnay barrels, inoculated with the mixed culture and let the beast ferment for three months.

What resulted was a barely controlled, wild conglomerate of funk, spice and tannins. Version three 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. It has a full body and some alcohol warmth, perfect for the cool nights ahead.

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

Tasting Notes: tart, funky and fruity.