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Avery Tequilana is Barrel Aged Series #43

Avery Tequilana will be the 43rd release in the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series. If you are a tequila fan, you’re in for a treat.

Expect a light sour beer with a blast of tequila flavor, especially on the nose. The brewery has a close relationship with El Atlo, Mexico based Suerte Tequila. The brewery has been purchasing their barrels for years and now have nearly 200 on site.

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Avery Tequilana is a blend of both resposado and anejo tequila barrels, aged for seven months. Suerte barrels really give the final beer a very pronounced flavor, which is why the love affair has lasted so long.

“Tequilana,” said Rupp, “has a very pure and huge tequila character. Since this beer was aged in reposado and añejo tequila barrels for seven months, it’s really exciting to smell and taste oak character in the beer such as butterscotch, vanilla, and agave notes since they come simply from the barrels themselves.” – Travis Rupp, Avery’s R&D Manager

Agave tequilana, more commonly known as blue agave, is the naming inspiration for Avery Tequilana. Find it on draft at the brewery starting March 13th, and nationally in 12 ounce bottles.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/13/17

7.35% ABV

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Avery Certatio Equestris, modeled after a mint julep

Avery Certatio Equestris

Avery Certatio Equestris joins the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series on June 19th. Think of a popular bourbon drink when you wonder what this beer tastes like.

Avery Certatio Equestris is modeled after the ubiquitous mint julep. The base sour ale was aged in bourbon barrels with spearmint leaves (the key ingredient in the julep, after bourbon). You can probably imagine the result from here.

A mint julep is not the product of a formula — it is ceremony, and must be performed by a gentleman possessing a true sense of artistic, a deep reverence for the ingredients, and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice, a statistician, nor a Yankee.” – Henry Clay

Dang it! We were in there till the Yankee caveat.Pucker up, Buttercup!

Avery Certatio Equestris is a 12 ounce bottle release. Certatio Equestris translates to “horserace. (He

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Spearmint. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited.

Distribution: CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA,  WA.
Debut: 6/19/16

8.9% ABV

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Avery Xolotl, Barrel Aged Series #37

Avery Xolotl

Avery Xolotl looks to the 37th entry in the brewery’s on going Barrel-Aged Series.

Many of the releases prior to Avery Xolotl are barrel-aged wild ales. This edition is a bourbon aged imperial stout with a spicy twist. The 11.4% imperial stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon, plus Pasilla, Ancho, and Chipotle chilies (including red, brown, and black.)

No 37. Clocks and spelling may not be your forte Thoma, but fortunately for everyone, blending a menagerie of wonderfully wacky ingredients is! Who cares about time or first name spellings anyhow?

Avery Xolotl will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the label, bottling will occur in May, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Chilies. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: TBA

11.4% ABV

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Avery Ruminate, Barrel-Aged Series #38

Avery Ruminate

Avery Ruminate looks to be the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series 38th entry.

The base beer is a Belgian-style dubbel, aged in rum barrels with orange zest. Avery says the put their own personal twist on this. Rum and orange zest? We’d say they did.

We’ve been thinking long and hard about one of our all-time favorites and how to put our personal lil twist on it. Or is this a big twist? Hmmm. We’ll have to think, and drink, on that one.

Avery Ruminate is a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Belgian-style Dubbel (w/ Orange Zest. Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: TBA

10% ABV

Avery will release #36 in the series on March 20th

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Avery Expletus, Barrel-Aged Series #36 on March 20th

Avery Expletus

Avery Expletus is the next Barrel-Aged Series release (#36) on March 20th, 2016. This edition is the brewery’s own version of a Tequila Sunrise (typically made with orange juice, cherries, tequila, and grenadine.

Cherries and tequila barrel-aging highlight this new iteration, an American wild/sour ale. The brewery touts this as their most tequila-forward release to date.

Sometimes you set off on a journey with a destination in mind, but you find what you were seeking many miles before.

Avery Expletus  a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: American Wild Ales (w/ Cherries. Barrel Aged. Tequila)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: 3/20/16
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, KS, KY, MA, MN, NC, NY, PA, TX, VA, WA.

5.9% ABV

Other new entries in Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series include #35 Callipygian, #33 Lunctis Viribus, #32 Double D’s.

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Avery Lunctis Viribus blends tequila & wine barrels

Avery Lunctis Viribus

Avery Lunctis Viribus is the brewery’s 33rd release in their Barrel-Aged Series. A unique blend of barrels that you might not always mix together, highlight this new release.

Avery Lunctis Viribus is a 50/50 blend of American sour beer aged tequila barrels, and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. It’s not often you see tequila blended with wine.

This 33rd entry in the series will be available Sunday at the brewery at 11 am. Distribution states found below.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles

Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, KS, KY, MA, MN, MO, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WY.
Release: 2/14/16

5.4% ABV

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Avery Callipygian, Barrel-Aged #35

Avery Calliphgian Barrel-Aged Stout

Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout looks to be the 35th entry in the brewery’s on-going Barrel-Aged Series.

Bottling to occur in April, Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout features vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, cocoa, coffee, and bourbon barrel-aging.

No 35. She was twerking well before the word was in our vernacular. A true trailblazer. A mover and a shaker of monumental proportions. Our muse and inspiration for this full-bodied, bodacious , and well-rounded stout. You know we love big stouts and we cannot lie!

Avery Callipygian Barrel-Aged Stout will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. Limited as every release in the series.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: Spring, 2016

17.1% ABV