Nix Olympica (6.4% abv) is a barrel-aged Bière de Mars brewed with organic smoked malt and saison yeast. It’s described as follows:
Nix Olympica pours a deep dark gold. The aroma is barrel forward with wine notes, light smoke and melon rind. The taste suggests sweetness with a smokey edge, spicy phenolics plus a hint of fruit. Effervescent carbonation adds to the mouthfeel/body, while the tannins from barrel aging help dry the beer out. It finishes smoky and dry.
Fear is the Mind Killer (7.8% abv) is a “blended saison-inspired recipe using buckwheat and souring bacteria [that] was brewed collaboratively with Francis Paquette.”
Both new beers are available at the Beau’s retail store & taproom and BYBO delivery service while supplies last.
[Photos provided by Halcyon Barrel House]