Fyne Origins: Expedition II 6.9% (375ml bottle)
White wine barrel-aged Nelson Sauvin IPA.
Autumn 2019 Collection
Strong vinous fruit and bergamot notes lead into a crisp, dry finish with a hint of oak.
In 2018, we launched Expedition as part of the Spring 2018 Collection - a barrel-aged IPA inspired by the original India Pale Ales, but flavoured with new world hops to create a hybrid old world/new world beer. Two years later, we've revisited the concept for Expedition II. This new version represents the overlapping worlds of modern and traditional IPAs, but adds a further dimension, exploring the way in which beer and wine can play together in harmony.
Brewed with all Nelson Sauvin hops for a vinous flavour profile, Expedition II was aged in first-fill chardonnay barrels for 12 months, taking on the rich, oaky character of the wood in addition to punchy flavours from the wine. The IPA was blended with a small amount of lactobacillus-soured wheat before packaging to elevate the rounded wine and wood notes.