Decorating Pieces of Time
Barlewine-style ale aged in bourbon barrels and apple brandy barrels
Decorating Pieces of Time is an exercise in relying on technique to stoke dynamic flavors from a simple recipe. Two malts, two hops, and some brewhouse trickery created a rowdy barleywine destined for barrels. Both bourbon and apple brandy barrels were in stock when this beer was ready for oak, which after filling aged patiently for 15 months. The name comes from a Frank Zappa interview, in which he made the statement that “music only exists to decorate pieces of time,” which perfectly correlates to beer.