Fair Isle Adelaide
Adelaide is our take on an adambier, an old world style ale. Aged in oak for one year, Adelaide is dry with notes of chocolate, stone fruits and a hint of smoke.
Born out of a recipe from our homebrewing days, Adelaide is our take on recreating the oft overlooked Adambier style. Hailing from the era of pre-industrialized malting processes, these strong ales exhibited a smoke-forward profile from the use of wood-fired kilns and were usually aged for an extended period in wood.
We started with a robust grist of Munich, Vienna, and Chocolate malts alongside the star of the show: Beechwood Smoked Barley. This ingredient allowed us to emulate that smoky aspect, while supporting a more rounded and rich malt base. Adelaide spent over a year in oak puncheons before the final blend.
Expect pronounced notes of caramel, toffee, warming undertones of Islay scotch, and of course an appropriate hit of acidity from our house culture. We’re pleased with how time imparted these complex flavors and aromas, and are eager to share the result with you.