Hello everyone. I'm new to brewing, only two batches under my belt, with a mead also currently fermenting. I'm looking for some guidance/opinions of me next brew. Living here in Oregon it's just now starting to get into blackberry season. Anyone who's been to the PNW during august knows it's like kudsu in the south except we get delicious berries.
I've been picking a crap ton to make a wine with, but would also like to make a beer with them. I've previously brewed some lower gravity beers and would like to step it up in gravity and maybe do a partial mash. Plus I would love to have something that would age well so I can look back in a 2+ years and drink one of my first batches.
I know that higher alcohol will lend to better preservation, and maybe doing a roastier beer would lend to aging as the strong flavor profiles mellow overtime. As for incorporating the blackberries I don't need and upfront presence, but a nice background would be great, plus I was hoping the sugars would lend to bringing the ABV quite a bit.
I know someone is going to say don't do it, or it will be too sour/acid or something like that and that's fine, but please tell me why so I can make an informed decision.
Thanks ya'll for any tidbits you throw my way!