Avery Brewing’s Barrel Aged Series will soon find a new member – Odio Equum. Number 13 in the series, Odio Equum sour ale is brewed with raspberries and aged in wine barrels. Odio Equum translates to “Despite the horse”, perhaps a backhanded reference to “horse blanket” flavors that brettanomyces yeast can give to beer.
Such a strong and ugly word, but unfortunately true. Our vintner friend just doesn’t appreciate the depth and character of the aromas and flavors that Brettanomyces creates like we do. Like you do. But hte dude has some seriously fine Cabernet Sauvignon barrels that he shared with us to help create this wonderous sour ale. Our lucky #13 in this series. Aged for 12 months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
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