Crossover Mount Ida 2022
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Crossover Mount Ida 2022

Type: Can

Style : Wild Ale

ABV : 6.4%

Bottle Size : 750ml 

 

As mentioned this is the second iteration which is centred around the Driscoll Maravilla raspberry. This time we opted for a shorter fruit maceration and didn’t finish in a freshly emptied port barrel. We wanted to capture the fresh flavour of the raspberry as best we could and it not be hindered by any other addition. This is a delicious beer which has robust carbonation, good acidity and subtle bitterness in the finish. A great beer for summer.

Process: Golden ale brewed with malted barley, malted rye, malted oats and raw wheat from the 2019/2020 season. Spontaneously fermented and aged in a neutral french oak barrel for 17 months. The beer was moved onto Driscoll Maravilla raspberries (2021 season fruit, Herefordshire) in tank. It remained there for 2 months with punchdowns performed for the initial stages of refermentation. We then blended back with two golden ale barrels from the 2019/2020 season before bottling.

Conditioning: Packaged with a small amount of priming sugar for natural carbonation in the bottle. We do not add yeast at this point, or at any point in the process. Bottles laid to rest on side and conditioned until release.

Ingredients: Malted barley (pilsner), malted rye, malted oats, raw wheat, aged hops (whole leaf fuggles, whole lead Saaz & whole leaf strisselspalt), driscoll maravilla raspberries, water.

Brew season: 2019/2020

Fruit season: 2021

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