La Renaissance is a revival of an old hit. In the years around 1800 the “India Pale Ale” was highly sought after in the UK. La Renaissance is made from malt and hops, which were most used in that time, and then matured for a year in wooden barrels. Through its long maturation, the beer is softer and less bitter. In addition, the beer takes tannins and flavors from the wood. Our own ‘twist’ to this story is the choice of the used barrels. We have chosen burgundy barrels of the brand, “Puligny Montrachet.’ This white Burgundy with its dry, earthy spiciness, complements the beer excellent. The slight acidity of the wine harmonizes wonderfully well with the bitterness of the beer. A few days before bottling, La Renaissance’ is dry-hopped with the popular hop variety “Nelson Sauvin.” This gives the beer a little more ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ character and a crispy, fresh hop flavor. La Renaissance is a wonderful and complex beer, that, with its multitude of flavors, will delight the most spoiled beer lover. ‘La Renaissance’ doesn’t have to be paired with food, but is a treat on itself.