Barn Owl No. 2 is an 80%/20% blend of 1 year and 3 year oak barrel aged brettanomyces pale ales, with the 3 year including yellow plums. It also incorporates several strains of wild yeast, and was dry-hopped with Ella hops before bottling.
The release announcement describes it more fully:
It can be tough to explain the idiosyncracies and nuances of each new barrel-aged beer, but I mean it honestly when I say that this is one we wish we could save for our own personal collections. It’s reminiscent, in part, of Farmageddon, and yet the aroma conjures distant memories of Motley 2014. It’s dry and refreshing, but with a focus on floral hops, an interplay of fruity flavours, and many references to our beloved brettanomyces. Aromatics of honeydew melon and papaya pique your interest, and flavours of apricot, tangerine, and oak impress on the palate. When enjoyed fresh, the dry-hop shines; when enjoyed after some time spent in the cellar, the fresh floral aromatics die down and the brett funk and fruit take centre stage. It’s definitely a choose-your-own-adventure kind of deal.
Barn Owl No. 2 will be released on Friday August 28th at 11:00 AM exclusively at the Bellwoods retail store. The release is limited to just over 3000 bottles selling for $12 each, with a limit of 4 bottles per person.