Halcyon Barrel House 7 Years Bad Luck
- Rated 4 stars
- Vankleek Hill, Ontario
- Reviewed by: Crystal Luxmore
- Published on: October 19, 2018
- Last modified: October 19, 2018
An offshoot from Beau’s All-Natural Brewery, this dedicated barrel house has its base beer brewed at Beau’s and then gets to work blending and aging it in various barrels with different fruits and wild yeasts and bacteria. It’s one of the best wild breweries in the country. 7 Years Bad Luck is a Double Brett IPA made with a fruity, lightly funky Brettanomyces strain and judiciously dry-hopped. Waves of tomato leaf, tropical fruit salad, overripe mango and light funk define the scent, while the palate starts with pineapple before leading to a firm, basil leaf-like bitterness that builds to a long finale.