HAMILTON, ON – Garden Brewers has announced details of the next beer to be released in its Now In Bloom! series of limited edition small-run beers.
Carobou Carob Barleywine is a 10.5% abv and 40 IBU English-style barley wine brewed with carob, and described as follows:
Carobou is young (rather young indeed, for a barleywine) but it isn’t hot; it is remarkably refined for it’s age, with a powerful, wonderful aroma of dried, dark (bordering on tropical) fruits, and a decadent body as well as a rich flavour, marked by an sweetly earthy, spicy character. The Carob’s chocolaty notes are more woodsy than what you might expect from Cacao nibs, more like chocolate covered truffles than milk chocolate. The Carob character is complementary with the base style, enhancing and rounding out the luscious maltiness and boozy, brandy-like complexity you would expect in a big barleywine. It’s a rather different- but very special brew.
The first keg of Carobou was recently tapped at an event at Niagara College, and another is being set aside for aging, leaving 10 kegs that will be distributed and on tap soon at select beer bars in Hamilton and Toronto.
For more details, see the full announcement on the Garden Brewers blog.