Animal Family is Little Beast’s first foeder aged beer. Named for all the micorflora used to make it, it has 3 strains of Saccharomyces, 1 Strain of Lactobacillus, and then 3 strains of Brettanomyces in conditioning (foeder). For those not familiar, a foeder is a large oak vessel typically used to age wine or sour beer, it’s like a giant beer tank only it’s oak, so it imparts unique flavors and often houses wild yeast and bacteria in sour beer production.
The Animal Family has diverse flavors of stone fruit, wood, citrus, barley, wheat, oat, and vinous characters. The malt profile is dominated by a diverse array of grains with layers of complexity created by the use of microflora and the residual flavors of the foeder.