Vanguard hops created a substantial flavor of citrus peel and floral spice as well as plenty of IBUs for such a mild malt bill. Ale yeast was then used for primary fermentation before adding a blend of three strains of
Brettanomyces. These superattenuating little bugs were allowed to thoroughly ferment out many complex sugars and leave behind their characteristic (and very apparent) wild and funky flavors. After about four and a half months, we added a fresh addition of whole leaf Amarillo hops that spent about a week imparting a citrusy, almost candylike flavor. Finally, we moved the beer to a bottle for a final fermentation that cleaned
and carbonated this beer to be ready for the glass.
ABV: 8.0% IBU: 64.5
Against the Grain All Funked Up T Rex Arcana....$23.99 / 750ml
Hops: Magnum, Sorachi Ace
Malts: Pale, Pilsen, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Dark Munich, Munich,
White Wheat, Melanoidin, Chocolate, Caramel 120, Caramel 80
Other: Cherries, Brettanomyces
T. Rex-Arcana is a beast of mindless, wild Belgian indifference. A Bretted version of our Flex-Arcana, sitting like its fossilious namesake in the dark, becoming more terrifyingly beautiful, hard-edged and intricate: this beer has bite. Bittersweet chocolate, tobacco and ash are met with tart cherry and an acidity akin to red wine. Monsterous.