The Lost Abbey is set to release its newest barrel-aged creation, Citrus Sin.
Beginning with a base wild ale that evolved in Oak Foeders for over a year, Citrus Sin was then transferred to freshly-emptied wine barrels where it matured for six more months. The barrel-aged brew was then combined with a fresh golden ale, with an amazing amount of Blood Oranges added to the blend.
“We’ve created a fun and simple blended wild beer,” said Tomme Arthur, COO, and Co-founder of The Lost Abbey. “It hits all the hallmarks of a beer made to beat the heat and that has us very excited.”
A refreshingly crisp wild ale, Citrus Sin has piquant notes of citrus peel and a burst of juiciness that finishes bone-dry thanks to the Brett and oak tannins. While able to be cellared to let the Brett continue to develop, the brewery recommends drinking it fresh to keep the vibrancy of the blood oranges on the forefront.
Citrus Sin will be available in 750ml cork and caged bottles and very limited draft throughout The Lost Abbey distribution network.
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.