American Wild Ale Aged in Sherry Casks
Wild Sinister Kid: Blackberry & Cabernet Grapes
Sinister Kid is named after the unofficial mascot of our Congress Street brewery: a long-forgotten, dismembered doll unearthed in construction rubble. We dusted off Sinister Kid and breathed new life into her, installing a new pipe leg and a wire arm. We quickly found a new use for her evil appearance: keeping an ever-present, protective watch over the first floor of our Fort Point restaurant and brewery.
This year, we've crafted what we consider to be our most complex variations of Sinister Kid to date. We took the base Belgian Strong Ale recipe, fermented it with our native New England yeast culture for two years in both bourbon and wine barrels, then transferred the beer to our oak foeders to condition on a variety of fruit. The six resulting blends are intricate expressions of wild yeast, time, and fruit all coming together harmoniously in the bottle.
Wild Sinister Kid: Blackberry Cabernet is a blend consisting of 80% bourbon barrel-aged beer and 20% wine barrel-aged beer conditioned on whole blackberries and cabernet grapes. A deep, ruby brown pour leads to mouth-watering aromas of blackberry juice, dried fig, fresh raspberry, and raisin. Secondary notes of cherry pit and oaky vanillin add a welcomed complexity. A touch of sweetness is countered by moderate acidity, resulting in a deftly balanced drinking experience.