Oxbow Punch Brook
Tomorrow is the first retail release of a beer originally brewed for Oxbow Founder/Owner Tim Adams' wedding. A small bottle release at the brewery in the Fall and then this past weekend was the only time these bottles have hit the market before now. Punch Brook is an unfiltered farmhouse refermented with mixed cultures and aged on raspberries in stainless steel tanks. The base beer for this batch is their Italian style Pilsner, Luppolo which was then aged on 3000 pounds of raspberries and their house mixed culture. They use a lager as a base because it provides a clean backdrop that allows the bright raspberry flavors and aromas to shine through. Punch Brook is deep pink in color with notes of raspberry seed and skin with a subtle brett funk and a bright lactic/lemony acidity.