TORONTO, ON – Bellwoods Brewery has announced details of this year’s edition of its annual anniversary beer which is due to be released this coming weekend.
Motley Cru 2017 – the 5th annual release in the series – is a 6.3% abv wild ale with passionfruit that has the following description:
We blended two mixed grain ales (containing pale barley malt, wheat, oats, and rye), pulling barrels as old as 2 years, and as young as 1. The barrels themselves were old use (from both Niagara and Prince Edward County), meaning they’ve been filled and emptied enough to lose most wine character, but are home to an eclectic range of wild and local yeast strains. The blend meditated on several hundred kilograms of passion fruit puree for two months, before being bottle conditioned for a further two months. MC ’17 features a crisp acidity, healthy oak backbone, bursting passion fruit aroma, and plenty of wild ale funk. It combines old world sour flavours, with bright tropical fruit, delivering a crazy balance of fuzzy peach, five alive, bell pepper, and cracked pepper – with lively carbonation from the time spent conditioning in bottles.
Motley Cru 2017 will go on sale at both Bellwoods retail stores this Saturday June 10th at 11:00 AM in 500 ml and 750 ml formats, selling for $15 and $23 respectively. Approximately 6000 of the 500 ml bottles will be split between the the two locations, with no purchase limit, while the 750 ml format will be limited to around 1000 bottles, with a limit of 2 per person.
There will also be a limited edition Motley Cru ’17 glass available for $10, and a variety of new and rare beers will be on tap at both locations, including Pink Guava Milkshark.
For more details, see the full announcement on the Bellwoods blog.