POWELL RIVER, BC – Townsite Brewing has announced the release of a special experimental edition of one of its rotating seasonal brands.
For the new release of Shiny Penny Belgian IPA (8.5% abv, 75 IBU), the beer has been bottle conditioned with three strains of wild Brettanomyces yeast. The result is described as follows:
First isolated by N. Hjelte Claussen in 1904 in a yeast culture that had originated in Burton England, it is theorized that this strain of Brettanomyces developed in the wooden vessels that had carried IPA from England to India. “We are essentially exploring the IPA flavours of 100 years ago,” describes Scott Martin, Head Brewer. This year’s Shiny Penny has been aged in bottle for 6 months. The flavour profile includes barnyard, horse blanket and exotic fruit.
The brewery also notes that the beer “can be aged for up to 5 years which will result in a mellowing of the hop flavours and aroma along with enhancement of the barnyard flavours.”
The Brett edition of Shiny Penny is available now in 650 ml bottles at the Townsite brewery store and select liquor stores in BC.