In this second rendition of Wineification, the Rues and Parkers continue to vanquish the boundaries between wine and beer. Again they have combined their brains and brawn on a blend of juicy Rodney’s Vineyard Petite Sirah grapes with The Bruery’s imperial stout, then aging this wine/beer hybrid in French Oak barrels. The flavor profile is remarkable. Notes of black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, aged balsamic, port wine and a sherry-like oxidation from the barrels. This beer is like nothing that you have ever tried before…besides, perhaps, Wineification I. Bronze Medal – 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Experimental Beer.
Housemade chicken and herb sausage, a black pepper stir fry or a roasted leg of lamb