Today’s Beer: Tortuga is a rum barrel-aged wild ale by Steel & Oak. Another one I’ve been anticipating for a while, and again it was totally worth the wait. The tang from the secondary ferment with wild yeast evens out the booziness of the rum, with a lot of cherry and fruit flavour and a bit of spice. Like sunshine in a bottle, this is exactly what I needed after a hectic week! (and no the beer isn’t blue that’s my attempt at a backlight shot)
Today’s Beer: I’m at a potluck dinner tonight and I brought the Operis Brett Saison from Four Winds to try. These girls have never tried a beer like this before, so it was fun hearing comments like “it doesn’t even taste like a beer, it’s so fruity” and “it’s almost like a wine or a cider”. It starts off tart and fruity, moves into that characteristic belgian-y flavour, finishing earthy and funky. I love being able to broaden people’s expectations of what a beer can be!
Today’s Beer: Raised by Wolves, Driftwood’s newest release, features wild yeast and equinox hops. The aroma on this is amazing, big tropical and orchard fruit aromas. The taste is mostly grapefruit, with a lingering bitter aftertaste. I’m not able to detect the wild yeast so much, but there is something in here that elevates it beyond most IPAs. Another great beer from Driftwood, plus the label art is gorgeous!