Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Pale Ale
Barrel-aged American saison
Barrel-agedBarrel-agedBarrel-aging at Oxbow takes place in our Portland (and Oxford) warehouse(s) where an array of farmhouse ales are aged anywhere from a few months to several years in various sized wine, bourbon, and other spirit barrels. Barrels contribute complex tannins and vanillins and the porous wood is ideal for harboring yeast and bacteria which reproduce... Farmhouse Pale Ale (BAFPA) is produced by blendingBlendingBlending is the art and science of selectively combining young and aged beers from a vast array of different barrels and tanks. When blending, we contemplate and choose barrels and beers with varying levels of acidity, oak tannins, flavors, textures, and aromatics which will enhance the overall character of the finished beer. varying vintages of our flagship farmhouse aleFarmhouse AlesFarmhouse Ales refers to the family of French and Belgian beer styles produced seasonally on working farms with well water, local ingredients and often with wild yeast and native microflora. While originally these were provisional beers brewed for consumption by seasonal workers, breweries began producing higher strength and aged versions for commercial appeal. that have been resting in French and American oak barrels.