Brooklyn Brewery x Russian River Refraction Barrel Fermented Coolship Ale 5.8% 750ml, New York/Sonoma County
After 10 years of scheming about it, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver have finally released Refraction. Vinnie sent coolship wort, buzzing with Sonoma native yeasts, on a cross-country trip to Brooklyn.
Garrett blended it with fresh wort and then fermented it in oak barrels for over a year. After a round of bottle conditioning, it emerges with a dazzling fruity funk, a brilliant tart edge, and the complexity of a long friendship.
Refraction is extraordinarily limited. Grab it while you can, gather some friends and take in the shifting perspective together. This will continue to evolve in bottle if you can resist opening it this year...