Black Raven - Stone UnabridgedBlack Raven Brewing Company &  Stone Brewing Company  A collaboration beer

Wine Barrel Aged Saison with Sumo oranges and acacia chips
5.0% ABV

Release date: Monday, September 15th
@ Black Raven Brewing Company (3PM)

Draft and 500ml bottles to go $6.99 + tax
Bottle limit of 2 per person

The story behind the beer:
“One of Black Raven’s brewers visited Stone Brewing a few years ago and met Steve. The idea of someday collaborating was discussed. In April of 2014, the concept came to life when Steve and Beaux brewed this beer at Black Raven Brewing in Redmond, WA.”

The beer:
“I’m not sure it really nails a style. The base is pretty much a saison, fermented with a spicy, phenolic Belgian yeast and then aged in wine barrels (red and white). Sumo Mandarin oranges and acacia chips were added during maturation. I think it really is a celebration of both brewers affinity for barrel flavor contributions and some non-typical brewing ingredients.” – Beaux Bowman

Tasting notes (Beaux Bowman – Head Brewer/Black Raven Brewing):
“Light pale in color with a balanced malt and hop profile. Swirl your glass for bold aromatics of perfume, citrus fruit and essence of wine barrel. Drinks lightly dry with a touch of soft mouth-feel providing the foundation to carry these bold flavors without becoming overpowering.”

Tasting notes (Steve Gonzalez – Research Brewer/Stone Brewing):
“Some pleasing native funk from the wine barrels and tons of citrus up front on the nose. Specialty malt provides some mouth-feel and silkiness, and there is some mid-palate wine and stone fruit coming through. The finish is huge citrus, along with some spicy phenolic flavors from the Belgian yeast.”

Technical data:
Malts: Pilsner, wheat, rye and oats.
Hops: Styrian Golding, GR Opal, CZ Saaz
Yeast: Wyeast 3522 Ardennes
ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 27
Process: Matured in red and white wine barrels with Sumo Mandarin oranges. Acacia chips added post barrel along with additional fruit peel.
This beer will be distributed in very limited quantities to select, local retailers in 500ml bottles.