Oak & Red is a blend of 50% Basis lambic-style ale and 50% Crimson Flanders-style Red Ale aged on Catawba grapes. Catawba is a native North American variety, known for making jams and jellies, and distinctly juice, fruity, exotic wines. Crimson was blended with Basis to develop more body, mild bourbon barrel character, and a layered acidity to complement the Catawba’s innate sweet, fruity notes.
Oak & Red pours a luscious copper color with red highlights. Jammy grape aromas permeate, with hints of charred oak and petite sourness. Upon sipping, the drinker experiences full red grape flavors, balanced by tartness and complexity from blended beer selection. Finish is mildly sweet, with lingering Catawba juiciness.