Area Two Experimental Brewing’s Brett Noir was just named one of top 25 Beers of 2019 by Wine Enthusiast.

Author and reviewer Lauren Buzzeo of Wine Enthusiast said, “this list represents the most impressive, interesting and exciting beers we had the pleasure to review throughout 2019.”

Making #15 on the list, Buzzeo said of Brett Noir, “this tasty exercise bridges the wine and beer worlds.” Brett Noir is fermented with pinot noir grapes and Brett Bruxellensis yeast, and then aged nine months in French Limousin Oak and American White Oak foudres sourced from two venerated Napa Valley vintners. It’s a complex, dramatic ale with mild, funky fruit and wine flavors at 6.5%.

Buzzeo writes, “has a pronounced vinous character, with notes of tart cherry, balsamic herbs, pink apple, lemon pith and dry, oaky spice. It’s tangy and refreshing, with a cleansing pucker followed by an evolving finish that offers notes of leather, dried orange blossom and cocoa-dusted cherry skin.”

Area Two is our sour, barrel-aging and experimental brewery from Two Roads Brewing Company situated on our 10-acre campus in Stratford, CT. We opened the 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in March of 2019 to focus on all things wild, spontaneous and experimental in the world of beverage. Our Master Brewer Phil Markowski says, “we will continue to innovate, redefine and stretch the definition of beer” at Area Two – so stay tuned on our social media channels and follow Area Two on Instagram @AreaTwoBrewing for updates on all the unique, new offerings at the brewery.

Right now, come experience Brett Noir for yourself with bottles to-go or bottles to enjoy in our Stratford, CT, tasting room while they last! Limited bottles available.