Modus Operandi was our first beer, it is an old ale aged in bourbon and red wine barrels with brettanomyces. We blend batches every couple of months, picking out characters from the different barrels that we think that will meld together to create a truly unique and complex beer.
For this beer, after an initial period of ageing, we blend a batch of Modus Operandi, we then age this blend again for a further 4 months in some exceptional Burgundy red wine barrels, hand-picked to be the perfect vessels for this beer.
As this is 'Beyond Modus' we have blended in a couple of select beers from our barrel library; a 2 year old barrel-aged barley wine and a 9 month old raspberry beer. We think these add extra character, depth and complexity to the blend, to make it the finest barrel-aged beer we have achieved so far.
We expect Beyond Modus to age very well for a number of years.