This year’s third collaboration is also the second beer we’ve brewed with La Pirata Brewing, which was named the best brewery at last year’s Barcelona Beer Challenge. Together with one of the most inspiring Catalan brewery, we’ve brewed a sour ale which we’ve fermented and aged in bourbon barrels which were also used for aging La Pirata’s legendary Russian Imperial Stout, Black Bock. If this wasn’t enough already, the result spent another nine months in oak barrels.
The result is easy-drinking, but complex: moderately tart, bone dry with aromas of grapefruit, oak woodiness, lactic acidity with that distinct bourbon heat in the end. Immensely drinkable!