Motley Cru 2018 will in fact be three beers, all made with same base blend but flavoured with different fruits:
Motley Cru 2018 is a delicious blend of barrel aged wild ales with layers of complex acidity, nuanced brett character, and bold effervescence. The addition of Black Raspberry, Blueberry, and Pomegranate in the 3 separate fruit variants, elevate the unique microflora to new heights. Bright acidity is emphasized, tart fruity flavours are married with soft brett undertones, and traditional lambic-like yeast characteristics are present throughout. It’s an exceptional beer to reserve in your cellar for important life milestones, but it’s also a great way to add pizazz to a Sunday afternoon. (You are the captain of your own beer destiny, after all).
All three versions of Motley Cru 2018 will go on sale this Saturday June 9th at 11:00 AM at both Bellwoods retail stores, selling for $16 per 500 ml bottle. Each is a limited edition with strict purchase limits – 3000 Black Raspberry limited to 3 per person; 1500 Blueberry limited to 2 per person; and 380 Pomegranate limited to 1 per person – and quantities will be split evenly between both locations.
The stores will also be selling commemorative Motley Cru goblets and posters, and bottle pours of all three beers will be available in the Ossington brewpub and Hafis taproom alongside draught lists featuring rare and new beers. The latter will include a preview taste of Neapolitan Milkshark — a milkshake IPA flavoured with cocoa, vanilla, and strawberry that will be released in bottles a week later.
For more information, including full details on the production process for this year’s Motley Cru, see the release announcement blog post on the Bellwoods website.
[Photo from Bellwoods website]