BARREL AGED GOODNESS!

Releasing Quarterly, Migration Brewing explores rich and bold flavors while collaborating with artisan farmers and suppliers!

These are PREMIUM RELEASES AND THE ULTIMATE BREWER'S EXPRESSION OF CRAFT. UNIQUE INGREDIENTS AGED IN UNIQUE BARRELS,
YOU'LL TASTE A HUGE RANGE OF FLAVORS BALANCED WITH INTENT.

Q3 2022 - PINOT NOUVEAU

This Norwegian farmhouse beer aged in Pinot Noir barrels forms the ultimate beer-wine hybrid.

Blurring the lines between beer and wine, we explored the marriage of flavors between grape and grain and barrels. The objective of this beer style is to achieve a balance between the wine and beer and their characters. The wide variety of raw material selection and
brewing techniques result in a very broad sensory spectrum in this beer style. The grape varieties used (red or white) should be recognizable. Accordingly, acid notes as well as harmoniously integrated Brettanomyces aromas are possible. Barrel-aged versions show their typical aromas that again add to the complexity.

Using a blonde ale base recipe, we fermented the beer at elevated temperatures with a Norwegian farmhouse yeast strain, in the style of Kviek beer. We then racked the beer into Pinot Noir barrels with whole Pinot Noir grapes from Ribbon Ridge Winery out of Newberg. By putting whole clusters of fruit, we hoped to achieve some carbonic maceration of the grapes to create a fruity yet soft tannin flavor. Take note of the flavors of strawberry, raspberries, and cherries as they integrate with the soft tannins of the barrels.

Pinot Nouveau

Label Fowl: The Red Winged Blackbird

via Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife: “The male Red-winged blackbird, sentry of the marsh during the breeding season, continually announces its territory to all present with its oak-a-tee song, and tenaciously defends against flyby predators. The male is territorial, polygynous, larger than the female, and glossy black with a broad bar of red-orange, bordered with yellow, on wing writs. Females are less conspicuous in behavior, light brown, with a heavily streaked breast, and buffy supercilium. This is one of the most abundant and studied birds in North America.”