NIGHTMARE BREWING TORN APART BY TREES BARLEYWINE ALE 16oz can
Barleywine with Birch and Black Cherry Bark, Sarsaparilla, Ginger, Dandelion Root and Licorice Root. Aged on Tahitian Vanilla
Having ties to Greek mythology with Sinus being alternately titled “Pityocamptes” or “pine bender”, also more notably as a Roman military discipline.
Emperor Aurelian who reigned from 270-275CE had a reputation for strictness, to the point where if his soldiers seduced the wives of their hosts, he would subject them to being torn apart by two trees. It was rumored that his wife Ulpia had cheated on him, which is why he had such a hatred for his own soldiers for luring women from their husbands who were at war.
Two young pliable pine trees were bent towards eachother and tied together at the summit. The condemned had his legs secured with ropes to the inner side of the trees, with the arms secured to the outside. The ropes tying the trees together was then cut, and the speed and strength of the trees recoiling would tear the victim in two. The two halves of the body were usually left to dangle as a reminder and deterrent of future adultery.
For a torture involving trees, it only made sense to include them as ingredients.
Using a combination of real bark/roots, along with techniques of making old fashioned root beer, the unique wood, spicy flavors and slight tannins are balanced by malt sweetness. The aging on Tahitian Vanilla brings out subtle fruit from a complex grain bill as well as complementing the more subtle spice character.
Old fashioned soda aromatics, anise, clove, and sweet baking spice.
Charred whiskey barrel burn, black licorice, bing cherry, malted chocolate candy, with a rich finish of white oaked vanilla, and tannic old fashioned root beer.
Pairs well with:
Reflections - Marionette
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