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Redwood 2016

Ale matured in oak barrels and brewed with sloes and blackberries

This particular batch of Redwood 2016 was specifically brewed and packaged for the American market, which we have never released in the UK before.


Redwood 2016 has a bright acidity with a deep funk aroma, which has developed over time. This beer was fermented with a lot of plums, it was racked onto used fruits such as redcurrent, cranberry, blackberry, damson, sloes and cherries, giving it an intense fruitiness.

We have an incredibly limited number available. 

Available in 750ml bottle

  • 750 ML
  • 5.8% ABV
  • 10 IBU
  • 15 PLATO
  • Redwood 2016
  • Redwood 2016

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About

This particular batch of Redwood 2016 was specifically brewed and packaged for the American market, which we have never released in the UK before.


Redwood 2016 has a bright acidity with a deep funk aroma, which has developed over time. This beer was fermented with a lot of plums, it was racked onto used fruits such as redcurrent, cranberry, blackberry, damson, sloes and cherries, giving it an intense fruitiness.

We have an incredibly limited number available. 

Ingredients

Malt

Golden Promise, Crystal, Caragold, Carared, Chocolate, Wheat

Hops

Fuggles, Saaz

Yeast

English ale, Brettanomyces

Allergens

Malted barley (gluten), wheat (gluten)

Experience

Appearance

Ruby red

Aroma

Deep funk, Berries

Flavours

Plumbs, Damson,

Finish

Bright acidity

Cellaring

Drink now or age for up to 5 years

Unique Aspect

This particular batch of Redwood 2016 was specifically brewed and packaged for the American market, which we have never released in the UK before. Redwood 2016 has a bright acidity with a deep funk aroma, which has developed over time. This beer was fermented with a lot of plums, it was racked onto used fruits such as redcurrent, cranberry, blackberry, damson, sloes and cherries, giving it an intense fruitiness.

This particular batch of Redwood was comprised of 2 brews; one of which fermented on fruit for 3 months and the other fermented for 1 year. This was the first time barrel-wrangler James had racked beer onto old fruits and reused barrels, which has now become a trademark practise at Wild Beer, a technique that has influenced the flavours of our fruiter barrel-aged beers.

To age Redwood 2016, we used the 2 whiskey barrels that housed the Redwood 2015 blend which further compliments the fruit flavours. As these barrels were so full of fruit by the end of aging we had to take them apart and James created a table out of the remainder of these barrels which, to this day, stands in our barrel library.

Having had 3 years in bottle, the balance of this beer has developed, creating a harmonious array of flavours from dry and funky to tart and acidic. Future cellaring: drink now or cellar for a couple of years.

Food Pairings

Throw away any sort of cranberry, blueberry, raspberry coulis that you would put on any dish, serve Redwood instead. Alternatively use Redwood in any sauce you are creating with fruit. The acidity has excellent cutting power while the tannins obtained from the barrels mean it can stand up to bold flavours. Duck is a firm favourite to pair with Redwood however so is blue cheese and chocolate torte - it’s fairly versatile!

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