(Music: And So I Watch You From Afar C/O Sargent House Records, asiwyfa.bandcamp.com/)
Introducing Wild Streak, the first Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment. This extremely limited bottling series will feature various experimental and too expensive to mass produce recipes that Garrett and the brewhouse have been toying with over the years. These beers won't be available for long, and some never again, so grab them while you can and come see what's up our sleeves.
There was a time when all beers were aged in wood, and yeasts ran wild and cavorted together. Modern brewing is wonderful, of course, but sometimes a little cavorting is a fine thing. Sometimes it gives you a chance to reveal your funky side. We have to admit it - we’ve been cavorting for years...and sorta holding out on you. Brooklyn Wild Streak starts off as a Belgian-inspired golden ale. After fermentation and a brief conditioning, we then age the beer for several months in second-use bourbon barrels, giving it a soft, round character infused with nicely balanced oak flavors. Finally we bottle the beer flat and re-ferment it with blend of priming sugar, Champagne yeast and the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces. As the two yeasts do their cavorting, the beer gains its natural carbonation. The “Brett” takes many months to do its thing during bottle aging, but once it does, Wild Streak is enlivened by a wonderfully complex earthy funk. So go ahead - unwind that cage, pop that cork, and reveal your Wild Streak. You know you want to.
Style: Barrel-Aged Wild Brett Ale
Malts: German pilsner
Additions: Second-use American Bourbon Oak
Hops: German Perle, Slovenian Aurora, Styrian Golding Celeia
Yeast: Brooklyn house “Belgian” strain, Pris de Mousse Champagne, Brettanomyces Lambicus
Alcohol by Volume: 10%
Original Gravity: 18.5° Plato
Availability: Q1 2014
Format: 12/25.4oz (750mL) cork finished bottles