Those lovers of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Bishop Barrel Series can look forward to the forth release this month. Saint Arnold brewer Stephen Rawlings created a weizenbock that aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs. Interestingly, after barrel aging this release, the weizen yeast – what gives this beer its flavor character, had all but disappeared. A small amount of fresh weizenbock was blended into the barrel aged batch to fix this.
There are notes of bourbon, chocolate and banana in this beer – something akin to a banana split with chocolate ice cream that perhaps grandpa spiked with a little bourbon.
Unbarrel aged Weizenbock will release alongside the BB4 for back and forth tasting fun. BB4 is only sold at bars and restaurants.
Style: Weizenbock (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz bottles, On-Premise locations only