An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means "holy tree," and its wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.
This highly roasty and malty brown ale clocks in at 12% abv. A huge hit at their Rehoboth Beach brewpub when first released in November 2006, Palo went into full production at the end of 2007.
At 10,000 gallons, their Palo tank is the largest wooden brewing vessel built in America since before Prohibition (and they have two same-sized oak tanks right next to it).