Barn Owl (No. 19) | Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Wild Ale
Description: As years passed and our oak aged beer became more robust, we discovered many unique, interesting, single barrels deserving of a special release. Barn Owl was created as a response to these lone wolves, and has grown into a diverse, ongoing series that reflects the growing diversity of our barrel program. The name is a nod to the wise and exacting animal that keeps watch over the farmhouse (er..industrial warehouse), and the one-off creations are released sporadically throughout the year, just as soon as we deem the barrels ripe for the picking. No. 19 is a Barrel Aged Dry Hopped Sour Ale with balanced acidity, firm bitterness, and a crisp body. The hops used are a mix of 'old world' and 'new world', which helps to impart subtle grassy/herbal and bright zesty/citrus notes.