The best thing about staying in Delta is the close proximity to Four Winds Brewing. I’m having the Blódberg Nordic Saison, Scott is having the Triplicity Belgian Tripel. The Blódberg is a collab with Borg Brugghús from Iceland. Foedre Aged with Arctic Thyme and Plums. Not sure I’m getting much thyme off this but I can taste the plum, and it’s a nice mix of sweet and sour with complex favours that build as I get more into it. Another gold star to Four Winds!
Today’s Beer: I’ve been waiting for a while to try Pomona, a “red wine barrel aged stone-fruit sour” from Four Winds. The aroma is delicate, a bit tart with notes of orchard fruit. The flavour isn’t intense up front but builds in complexity as it warms up. Tangy, with juicy, orchard fruit tones with a hint of red wine with a smooth almost creamy finish. There is so much going on in this beer, but in Four Winds typical fashion it is well balanced, bright and refined. The process for making this beer is just as interesting as it is to drink – aged using red wine barrels from the Okanagan (I wonder which winery?) with brett and lacto, then blended with witbeer and aged with apricots for another 3 months in an oak foedre. This is beyond next level.