Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdense on 12-23-2009
Inspired by the great Prize Old Ale once brewed by Gales in England, this beer is deeply malty and full of ripe fruit, leather, wine and oak flavors. The Billy is partially barrel aged with brettanomyces yeast, lending a distinct twang and developing unique aromas over time. Bottled still and best served at about 55F to be finished at room temperature. Cellar for up to five years.
"Billy the Mountain - A traditional English-style Old Ale, having undergone over five months of oak barrel aging and another several months in the bottle."
Malts: organic pale, ashburne mild, caramel
Unmalted: black barley
Yeasts: London ESB and brettanomyces clausennii
First Release - January 2010
Second Release - January 2011
Third Release - December 2011