From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Cabernet Barrel Aged IPA” part of their Brewers Reserve series. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of cabernet, oak, mild tartness and funk with a floral finish. The flavour is of cabernet, oak, brett funk, some mild tartness, tannin and a lower bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.1% with an IBU of 30. This was a really interesting take on an IPA adding wine, wild yeast and a barrel. Keep up the good work Spinnakers!
Commercial Description: Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA is the eight release in the Spinnakers “Brewers Reserve” series. This unique brew was aged in Cabernet barrels from the Napa valley and is said to be full-bodied with a touch of tartness and Brett funk.
This single batch beer is limited to only 90 cases.