Halcyon Barrel House Releases Nix Olympica Bière de Mars & Fear is the Mind Killer Sour Saison

VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Halcyon Barrel House – an off-shoot of Beau’s All Natural Brewing dedicated to mixed fermentation and barrel aged beers – has announced the release of a pair of new beers.

Nix Olympica (6.4% abv) is a barrel-aged Bière de Mars brewed with organic smoked malt and saison yeast. It’s described as follows:

Nix Olympica pours a deep dark gold. The aroma is barrel forward with wine notes, light smoke and melon rind. The taste suggests sweetness with a smokey edge, spicy phenolics plus a hint of fruit. Effervescent carbonation adds to the mouthfeel/body, while the tannins from barrel aging help dry the beer out. It finishes smoky and dry.

Fear is the Mind Killer (7.8% abv) is a “blended saison-inspired recipe using buckwheat and souring bacteria [that] was brewed collaboratively with Francis Paquette.”

Both new beers are available at the Beau’s retail store & taproom and BYBO delivery service while supplies last.

[Photos provided by Halcyon Barrel House]

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