Silmaril

about this beer

Silmaril is, what we like to call, the intersection of wine and beer. We took a blend of our wild fermented barrels and aged the final product on South African Syrah grapes for an additional two months.

This beer is bursting with pungent aromas of blackberries, boysenberries, pepper, cloves, and oak. Silmaril starts drinking jammy and ends incredibly dry and tannic. It’s an adventure for the palate, like stepping out of the Hobbit hole and going into the wild.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. -Gandalf

Beer details

Beer Style: Connecticut Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7%
Grains: Pilsner, White Wheat, Munich
Hops: Willamette
Yeast: House Wild Culture
Other: Syrah Grapes
Packaging: 750mL Bottles

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