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The White Hag Beann Gulban Irish Heather Sour Ale (Barrel Aged)

by White Hag

£6.40

Country: UK | Style: Sour | Size: 375ml | %ABV: 6.9 

Our Irish Heather Sour Ale is an interpretation of a Neolithic-era indigenous ale. This "Gruit" utilities Irish Heather flowers in place of hops to balance the sweet, rich malts. We also use a hint of peat-smoked barley to replicate the flavours produced by the ancient practice of heating the brew using turf-fired stones. We the inoculate and ferment the wort using wild yeasts from the Heather to produce the characteristic sourness of these wild ales.

Description:
An old Irish recipe, over 2000 years old. Irish heather flowers are used in place of hops to balance the sweet, rich malt. The natural fermentation from locally harvested wild yeast and souring bacteria give this beer a sense of place and terrior and barrel aged for 2 years in Hungarian & French oak barrels.