OW X Siren - Up From The South
AGED BLACKBERRY AND SAGE BLENDED SOUR ALE
Old for new. For this beer, OverWorks travelled to Siren Craft Brew to select white and red wine casks, some as old as four years. Then the guys journeyed to Scotland to choose from the young barrels at OverWorks. The results were balanced at OverWorks and refermented on local Elgin blackberries and Italian culinary sage. Yielding a complex, rustic beer that is not just a blend of barrels, but a blend of tastes, times and dedication to craft.
This is collaboration at it's most powerful and fundamental.
The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
Oats, Pilsner, Rye, Wheat
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, black berried, malted wheat, rye, sage, hops, yeast.