Driven by authenticity
Wild Beer is very proud to brew beer using time-honoured traditions. Important proof of this are the wooden barrels and foudres (big oak barrels, with a huge tradition in Belgium) which allow for genuine flavour.
Somerset culture and lifestyle also plays a part in its character. “We’re in a slow, sleepy place, that’s reflected in the beers and the approach we take to make beers”, says Brett. “We take our time, let our beers age in oak barrels for as long as needed, sometimes up to 3 or even more years.”
Aged in Barrels
Barrel-ageing and blending is at the heart of what Wild Beer does. They wait patiently for the beers in their barrel library to take on the nuances of flavour. The new batch infuses with flavours in the wood from previous liquor. They use a lot of different old barrels that have been used for wine, whisky, sherry, rum, port, tequila and brandy.
Time can reveal and raw out the complex flavours from barrels. Wood and barrel-ageing are the medium that turns an ordinary beer into a whole new, multi-layered taste experience.