We’re not quite sure what to say to our neighbours @bar_lupulus as we missed their 3rd and 4th Anniversaries waiting for this beer to finally come together. We’ll keep it simple and say “Thanks for being amazing!”
Lupulus IV is the product of much imagination and patience. Barrel Aged threads of Lupulus I and Stamina were blended with an unnamed sour with some threads undergoing three years of aging. The blend was then aged a further year in stainless steel on hand-picked biodynamic Chardonnay grapes from @tawsewinery before being bottle conditioned and laid to rest for several months.
The result is a stunning ale of great complexity, balanced acidity, and abundant fruitiness. Oak plays a supporting role giving the beer structure, while the grapes lend lovely soft acids and fruit.
750 mL | 7.8% ABV