Crossover Obsidian 6.3% (750ml bottle)
Process: A blend of 1 & 2 year old golden ales brewed with malted barley, malted rye, malted oats and raw wheat. Spontaneously fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels . The beer was moved onto Ben Alder blackcurrants (Gorgate Fruit Farm, Norfolk) in tank. It remained there for 2 months before spending further time back in barrel. We then blended back with further components and packaged.
Conditioning: Packaged with a small amount of priming sugar for natural carbonation in the bottle. We do not add yeast at this point, or at any point in the process. Bottles laid to rest on side and conditioned until release.
Ingredients: Malted barley (pilsner), malted rye, malted oats, raw wheat, aged hops (whole leaf fuggles, whole lead Saaz & whole leaf strisselspalt), ben alder blackcurrants, water.
Brew season: 2019/2020 & 2020/2021
Fruit season: 2021
Packaging: 75cl, 150cl, champagne bottle, cork, cage