Pen Hir Barley Wine 75cl 8.5°
The Barley Wine is a beer made with top-fermentation yeast, characterised with a high alcohol content allowing long conservation in the cellar, just like a vintage beer.
The Pen Hir Barley Wine 2016 has aged in ex-Bordeaux wine oak casks for more than 5 months. According to the tradition, no yeasts has been added to the mix. This English-type ale is not fizzy, and offers a very fruity body evoking Madeira wines. On the palate, the beer is soft and sweet with notes of peach, baked fruits and dark cherry.
For 2016, the Brasserie du Bout du Monde (Land's End Brewery) offers a blend of 8 casks selected amongst 10 initial barrels. The Pen Hir is enjoyed at its best between 12 and 14°.
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From the sea to the land… La Brasserie du Bout du Monde (Land’s End Brewery) was born in Brittany, 2013, after three years of thinking, research and studies, as “quality and taste flourish with time, and such is the spirit of our brewery”, entrepreneur O. Lallemand says, placing quality at the heart of his concerns.
The brewery uses full-bodied mashing schedules (a steady single temperature for the mashing): the mashing process consists of soaking the crushed malt to extract starch. The brewery is unusually located in a former military tunnel where the beers are refined at least two weeks at a temperature of 12 to 14°C.
This underground tunnel served as a warehouse for NATO’s ammunition. It was then used by the Ministry of Defense and was bought by the municipality communities in 2009.