Expedition is a fusion of old and new world IPAs, taking cues from the origins of the style over two hundred years ago when the beer would be packaged in wooden casks to be sent to India, developing new flavours during the voyage. In late 2016, a portion of Citra and Amarillo IPA brewed with hill-sourced water was reserved into steam-cleaned Amarone wine barrels, where it would remain 12 months, maturing and becoming infused with the character of the American oak. The citrus character of the hops diminished during the year in barrels, but soft, stone-fruit notes were enhanced with hints of woody vanilla also present in the aged beer. Before packaging in late 2017, the beer was blended with a kettle-soured wheat beer to balance the flavours by reinvigorating some of the citrus notes and give a clean, lactic finish.
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