Motley Cru 2017
Motley Cru is Bellwoods’ anniversary release, with the only requirement being that the final beer must incorporate a blend of various barrels. The 2017 edition is a wild ale with passion fruit blended from two mixed grain ales (containing pale ale barley malt, wheat, oats, and rye). Both new American oak barrels, and old use (wild ale program) barrels from Niagara and Prince Edward County provide an eclectic range of wild and local yeast strains, and several hundred kilos of passion fruit puree create a fantastic balance of old world sour flavours and bright tropical notes. Extra time spent conditioning in the bottle provides a lively carbonation.
What is smells and tastes like: A crisp acidity, healthy oak backbone, bursting passion fruit aroma, and plenty of wild ale funk. A crazy balance of fuzzy peach, five alive, bell pepper, and cracked pepper.
Wild Ale w/ Passion Fruit (1 & 2-year barrel-aged blend)
ABOUT THE BREWERY:
Bellwoods began as a small brewery, and pub in downtown Toronto. They officially opened their doors to the public in April 2012 When it comes to their beers, these have evolved (and will continue to evolve) over time – and it makes sense, because they have travelled, collaborated, and learned a lot since they opened. Bellwoods makes a variety of bright, fresh, hoppy styles ranging from aromatic pale ales, to fruity Double IPAs. Their enthusiasm for Imperial Stouts is undeniable, and recreating their big releases each year like Bring Out Your Dead, Skeleton Key, or 3 Minutes to Midnight, is always a fun challenge. An additional area of focus is in the production of farmhouse and/or wild ales.