After more than a year and a half in planning, lots of stress with planners, lease issues and countless other things, Siren finally kicked off our first brew on Thursday. As a big 10% barley wine it had a fairly straight forward malt bill compared to some of our other beers but its own challenges in getting it spot on. Whilst we had a few issues on brew day, which is to be expected on brand new kit, the beer sitting in the tank getting the full love treatment from the yeast is amazing.
The first few tastes are exactly what we hoped for and with our plans for the beer for the next year, by the time it is bottled it will be stunning. Following on from this we kicked off Broken Dream and Liquid Mistress. Broken Dream has a huge and complex malt bill and the brewhouse was filled with amazing aromas of raisins, chocolate and coffee and was absolutely black through the site glass
Liquid Mistress had an equally complex malt bill, but with a huge hop addition throughout the boil and promises to be a very beautiful beer which will have no trouble living up to her naughty name.