All of our beers are brewed one barrel at a time (they're even mashed in a barrel!), lending a distinct vintage quality to each batch. It also allows us to stretch our wings creatively, completely free of a production schedule.
All of our beers are produced using a variety of yeasts and bacteria. Our inspiration comes from the farmhouse brewing traditions of Europe, and brewers of funky, weird beers around the world.
Every one of our beers starts and finishes in oak barrels that previously held wine or various spirits. The oak and its previous inhabitant become a part of the flavour profile, and our mixed culture takes residency in the nooks and crannies.
Available at the brewery September 13, and coming soon to our retail partners!
BOURBON BARREL-AGED STRONG DARK ALE
Dark and tart, with notes of figs, coffee, and cocoa. Brewed with a blend of saison yeast, four strains of brettanomyces yeasts, bacteria, and two varieties of dark Belgian candi syrup. Open fermented, and then transferred to a third use bourbon barrel to age. Gently warming from the barrel influence, and the almost 9% ABV. 500 ml
STRONG GOLDEN ALE WITH BRETTANOMYCES
Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? Let Old Nick take the lead... Inspired by the strong golden ales and tripels of Belgium, brewed with our own unique process. Open fermented with a Belgian ale yeast named for the man downstairs, and a blend of brett strains. Dry-hopped in the barrel exclusively with Hallertau Blanc for it's white wine notes. 7.5% ABV 500 ml
PALE ALE BREWED WITH VOSS KVEIK & BRETTANOMYCES
Our second release to feature kveik, a "family" of Norwegian farmhouse yeasts that have been passed down through generations, and are now becoming increasingly available to brewers around the world. Notes of citrus and tropical fruits from the Voss kveik are enhanced by the addition of brett yeasts in secondary, and a liberal dry-hopping of Citra. 6.5% ABV 500 ml
GOLDEN SOUR ALE WITH HIBISCUS
A favourite returns, with a twist. Our never ending curiosity and desire to improve on things led us down a bit of path with this batch. Typically, the hibiscus addition comes towards the end of the boil. This time, we treated it as a dry-hop, and added the flowers a couple days before packaging (along with a healthy dose of Mandarina Bavaria). The results are spectacular! A deeper ruby colour, and fuller citrus and cranberry-like notes. 5.8% ABV 500 ml
Stay tuned for details on October's releases.!
Wondering where to find Deep Dark Wood when the brewery is closed? Look for us on the shelves at Big Bear Donair, Whiskey Jack's, and Yukon government liquor stores in Whitehorse, Dawson, and Haines Junction (subject to availability). Also available at Woodcutter's Blanket and Wayfarer Oyster House. If you want to see DDW at your favourite establishment, have them contact us!
Stop by the brewery to pick up bottles to go (sorry, no onsite pours) and brewery merch, or just to see our operation. All ages welcome! We're located at the first left on Collins Lane, just off Mt. Sima Road.
2A Collins Lane, Whitehorse, YT