Slumbering for 18th months in oak, The Lost Abbey is ready to release its newest sour offering, Ghosts in the Forest. A blend of beer from The Lost Abbey Oak Foeders with a few select French oak barrels, Ghosts in the Forest, a blonde sour, focuses on the complexity of Brettanomyces and oak.
“When we first got these massive Foeders, we knew we were going to have to be patient and let the oak work it’s magic” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey. “We’ve since added 3 additional vessels, creating our own “forest” and we’re really excited to start to blending these beers into future creations.”
Ghosts in the Forest begins with a lemon tartness leading to hints of tropical fruit from the Brettanomyces with a refreshingly dry and lightly oaked finish.
hosts in the Forest will be available throughout Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing/ Hop Concept Distribution network beginning the first weekend in September.
Founded in 2006, The Lost Abbey produces an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.