Three Letter Acronym nabs 1st Place in 2014 California State Fair

Three Letter Acronym, a wild ale made using local yeast harvested from cider, won 1st place in the 2014 California State Fair, category 16, Belgium and French Ale.

State Fair Results

The beer is based on an Irish red recipe, but is then aged in a used Woodinville whiskey barrel that has been inoculated with wild yeast (see post http://elkhornsloughbrew.com/blog/?p=29)

The beer was brewed in early October 2013. It went into the barrel in early November. It was then bottled in January. It then aged in the bottle until the competition, which was in late May.