Barrel Aged Strong Golden Ale with Enlightenment
“The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.”
~ Katha Upanishad I
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This beer represents a new venture into the world of beer and mystical experience. Contemporary theories of sound therapy are incorporated into a process which aligns this Belgian-style golden ale to the specific frequency which is expressed in meditation circles by the monosyllabic mantra “OM.”
While resting in French oak chardonnay barrels for one year, the barrels and their contents were vibrated using therapeutic tuning forks and Tibetan chanting bowls at a frequency of 136.10 Hz. Studies have shown that vibration affects the crystalline structure of liquids and that water has the ability to ‘memorize’ frequency information and hold sound at nearly five times the magnitude of air. From Plato to Pythagoras to Kepler scholars have experimented with ways in which we define the sound of the universe and how it is relative to our own existence.
Our process created an optimal environment and stimulation, also, for the resident microflora in the oak, bringing into the beer significant expressions of Brettanomyces which complement the beer’s dry but malty palate with flavors and aromas of pineapple and peach fruit, fresh hay, and deep earthy notes.
OM expresses a truly harmonious balance of honeyed malt and hop, yeast and flora, and wine/oak character, with a final stated goal of assisting humanity in its quest towards inner bliss, equanimity, and world harmony. Oh, and it’s delicious.
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