American Strong Ale
BA Deciduous 2018
We brew Deciduous to welcome the return of Autumn and to celebrate New England's changing foliage. Inspired by the dynamic New England climate, we recalibrate and evolve our recipe annually to produce a new iteration each Fall.
When we decided on the recipe for the 2018 vintage, we knew that it was destined for barrel-aging. Dialing back a bit on the Fig addition to allow for Goodnow Farms Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and Piloncillo Cane Sugar to shine, this American Strong Ale rested for a year in Woodford Reserve Double Oak Barrels.
Pouring a deep russet brown with a touch of haze, autumnal aromas waft out from the glass. A bundle of dark fruit notes, ranging from fig and date to raisin and plum invite the first sip. Towards the back of the palate, chocolate, oak, and vanilla add layers of complexity. Thought-provoking and gently warming, we hope you share Barrel-Aged Deciduous 2018 on an evening spent with dear friends.