I received a package from Crux Fermentation Project over the weekend, containing the latest in their “Banished” series of (barrel-aged) beers: Better Off Red.
This is a Flanders-style red ale, 7% abv, described as:
Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels for nearly a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes while older versions pick up more oak and yield cherry flavors. So we blended them figuring we’re better off presenting this exotic mélange simultaneously.
Apparently they only bottled about 100 cases of this beer so it’s fairly limited. And Crux is holding the release party this Saturday the 19th.