Currant Affair is a sour dark ale, aged for 2 years in oak and an additional 2 years in stainless with 1.2 lbs of currants per gallon. The currants were purchased fresh from Nourse Farms in Massachusetts. The beer had a mixed fermentation consisting of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and a traditional ale yeast. The finished beer is deep red with raisin, chocolate, and sour cherries in the aroma. Tart and spicy, Currant Affair has a complex flavor profile with notes of chocolate, stone fruit, and brown sugar. The finish of this beer is dry with a surprisingly full mouth feel and a lingering tartness.
Package Size: Draft
Spices/Other: 1.2 lbs/Gallon of Currants
Yeast: Traditional Ale and Brettanomyces.
Total Fermentation and Conditioning Time: 4 Years
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: 2 Years