Blurring the line between brewing and winemaking, our Co-Fermentation Project explores the enticing intersect of grapes and grain. Each release co-ferments a blend of traditionally-brewed wort and the juice of wine grapes, often followed by aging in oak wine barrels. The Project aspires to achieve a blend that surpasses the sum of its parts, surprising even the most discerning palates and expanding expectations of what beer can be.
Dubbel Merlau pours a deep ruby with sparkling clarity and a lively tan head. The aroma opens with caramel and black cherries, fortified by undertones of oak and tannic acidity. On the palate, a quick burst of malty goodness leads to assertive fruit flavors of blackberry, cherry and raspberry. The finish is long and luscious, leaving complex layers of drying tannins and malt sweetness.