This would be new to us. A beer aged in Fernet barrels. Odell Brewing Co (Fort Collins, CO) has been aging a porter in Fernet barrels from Denver based Leopold Bros. Distillery. Fernet with its minty, herbal notes is sure to lend a lot of character to this upcoming release. The final product looks to be a 50/50 blend of barrel aged and none barrel aged.
Over the past year, we’ve collected empty Fernet barrels from our friends at Leopold Brothers Distillery. Their distinct Fernet includes lavender, honeysuckle, ginger root, bitter aloe, dandelion root, rose petals, chamomile and peppermint. Inspired by the unique flavors of this dark minty liquor, we promptly filled the barrels with a rich porter. The roasty chocolate malt character of the beer is infused with hints of mint and licorice from the herb soaked oak, creating a decadent flavor and aroma.