Cadaver Synod is a barrel-aged Oud Bruin style beer produced by blending 3 American Oak wine barrels of dark sour which have been refermented on 300lbs of locally grown Balaton dark sour cherries from Jobst-Hoff orchards with 2 French Oak wine barrels of a non-sour dark beer. The result is a beer that balances vanilla-forward oak, chocolatey malt goodness, moderate tartness, and a borderline excessive amount of delicious cherries.
This beer was brewed using a specific varietal of whole pitted cherries (no purees or syrups here!) grown by an amazing family-run orchard in Oyama, so this is a very special and hopefully annual beer release for us. We did make a fairly large batch of this following the success and quick sell-out of A Single Branch (the spring 2020 batch is maturing in oak as we speak!), but with this less-common fruit we won’t be making another beer with it until next harvest when the cherries are picked again, so once it’s gone it’s gone until the trees bear more fruit!
Like all our beers, this beer is 100% produced from grain to glass on-site at our brewery in Kelowna, BC including brewing, barrel aging, fruit refermentation, and 100% natural carbonation in kegs and bottles.