The crew at Red Duck have been busy – as always – recently releasing a
raft of new brews that includes three barrel-aged varieties.
cab off the rank is the Groak, a barrel aged Golden Gruit Ale, which
has been resting for six months in oak casks, creating “complex herbal
and floral notes, with some sourness.
The Groak is joined by
Ginger Frog, a Bierre de Garde – and with only 200 litres produced, this
one will most definitely be on the ‘extremely hard to find’ list. It’s a
French Farmhouse Ale, with ginger added to the brew during maturation
in the cask.
Lastly, the team has released Sour Chips, a barrel
aged smokey dark sour ale, designed to be “an extreme expression of a
dark, sour and smokey beer”, fermented in the barrel.
in 500ml bottles, these limited releases probably won’t last very long
at all. For more info, check out the Red Duck Brewery website.