Townsite Brewing in Powell River, BC has released a new limited-additional seasonal called Quartz.
Quartz was created by blending a fresh saison with three barrel-aged vintages of their Bois Sauvage wild ale. Barrels from 2015, 2016, and 2017 were chosen for their cohesive flavours: the 2015 barrel was very dry with mineral flavours; 2016 was quite sour and fruity; while 2017 barrel was funky and tart.
The final product is said to be dry, with mineral qualities, and fruity esters due to the use of Saison yeast, layered with tones of exotic fruit (pineapple, melon).
Quartz is available now at the Townsite tasting room and select private liquor stores.