American Wild Ale
Wild Sinister Kid: Sour Cherry & Malbec
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: Cherry Malbec is a blend consisting of 90% wine barrel-aged beer and 10% bourbon barrel-aged beer conditioned on Malbec grapes and whole cherries. The aroma presents a bushel of red fruit ranging from plum, raspberry, tart cherry, and concord grape. Complimentary wood-derived notes featuring vanilla and cinnamon add depth while a structured acidity and creamy mouthfeel round out each sip.