HALIFAX, NS – 2 Crows Brewing has announced details of five beers that will be released this weekend to mark the brewery’s 3rd anniversary.
Four of them have relatively simple descriptions:
Brettango – “Mango Brett IPA, loaded with a stupid amount of mango, and fermented with a blend of six super fruity Brett strains.”
Deux II – “Foedre aged sour with NS cherries, brewed in collaboration with Orono Brewing Company.”
Hayward – “Peach brandy barrel aged sour with kiwi. Tart, bright, loads of rich dried peach character from the beautiful barrel and zippy kiwi from conditioning on 90kg of fresh kiwi fruit.”
Express – “Barrel aged sour with pineapple, ginger, and hibiscus. After blending from a couple of our golden sour barrels, 80 pineapples were sliced and diced into blending tank along with hibiscus and 4kg of fresh ginger root.”
The fifth is Megadregs, which has a much more detailed backstory:
In May of 2018 there were a whole bunch of cool brewers in Halifax for the Canadian Brewing Awards. We invited everyone we knew that brews with wild yeast and bacteria to come to 2 Crows with a bottle or two of something funky or sour that they created.
We all hung out, shared beers, drank beers, and brewed a pretty standard golden base beer into a couple barrels… BUT, instead of pitching a particular yeast, we instead took the dregs from every bottle and tossed that in and let everyone’s bugs fight it out in barrel. The ultimate cross-Canada collaboration.
The beer spent about 16 months in oak before being bottle conditioned for about 4 months. Zero blending, just straight up barrel and a taste of a bunch of amazing Canadian breweries. Dry, bright, lightly tart with a big coconut character from the barrel and a really subtle funk.
All five beers will be available at 2 Crows starting tomorrow (January 25th) while supplies last.
Source & Photos: 2 Crows Brewing Instagram page