Plums Lovely as a Poem, Barrel Aged Saison, Barrel Heart
Brewery: Barrel Heart
Style: Saison aged in Local Wine Barrels
Origin: Hamilton, Ontario
From Barrel Heart :
In our hurry we forget to breathe, and hold joy a moment longer, simple pleasures such as these plums lovely as a poem.
Plums Lovely as a Poem is a saison aged in wine barrels and refermented on yellow plums from Mike Culp's Greenlane Farm in the Twenty Mile Bench appellation of the Niagara region. The beer is a combination of mature spelt and buckwheat saisons made using hops from France and Germany, our mixed-fermentation cellar culture, and bright plums selected at peak ripeness.
The plums transfer their refreshing acidity onto the saison blend that has oaky vanilla, citrus zest and fresh-cut floral notes. We added an additional barrel of mature wheat saison lightly touched by grains of paradise to the blend to balance the acidity and bring forward our cellar character.
The finished beer takes us back to eating golden plums in the summer heat of Mike's cool Vineland Station orchard. Today, we are pleased to share this beer with you to enjoy, in laughter and stillness.