Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in Avery Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Avery Ill Dolia: The Most Rare & Expensive Barrels

Avery ill Dolia

Avery Ill Dolia will be #29 in the brewery’s coveted barrel aged series. This release breaks the bank, as the brewery filled the rarest and most expensive barrels they have in their arsenal.

Avery Ill Dolia is an American wild ale, aged in Madeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carvavelos barrels.

No. 29 is a Byzantine and beautiful blend from the rarest and most expensive barrels we’ve ever filled. And worth every damn penny.

Avery Ill Dolia is a May, 2015 bottling. A release date has not been announced.

Avery Fortuna (No. 28) was just recently released.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 12oz bottles. 285 cases produced.
Release: TBA

8.2% ABV

Posted in Clown Shoes Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout Looks To Return in July

Stone Farking Wheaton Wootstout 2015

Stone Brewing Company looks to bring the nerd gang back together with another release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

Back in 2013,  Stone’s co-founder Greg Koch teamed up with Will Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: Next Gen) and founder Drew Curtis. The group created an Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, imperial stout with pecans and rye malt that was partially barrel aged. Then, 2014 rolled around and brought w00tstout 2.0, and a new actress into the collaboration, Aisha Tyler.

2015 will see Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout again, with the original gang back together. For this third edition, the brewery added last year’s vintage that Stone has been aging in bourbon for more than a year.

This years artwork was created by comic book cover artist Dave “The Reverend” Johnson. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will be available in 22oz bottles, with a July, 2015 estimated arrival. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ PecansRyeBarrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Estimated Arrival: July, 2015

13.5% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone’s Latest Stochasticity: HiFi + LoFi Mixtape

Stone Stochasticity HiFi+LoFi Mixtape

Stone Stochasticity HiFi + LoFi Mixtape is now shipping out Stone’s home of San Diego, California. Each release in the Stochasticity Project is an experimentation; a unique departure from the brewery’s lineup.

STONE is a blend of fresh beer and barrel aged beer. The barrel aged beer was aged for more than months in wood foudres.

This modern brew will showcase our brewers’ talents by blending a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels) with a fresh version of the same beer to create a perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste spectrum.

Stone Stochasticity HiFi + LoFi Mixtape is a one-off release, available in 22oz bottles.

Style: American Strong Ale (Partially Barrel Aged)
Hops: Fuggles, Apollo, Target
Malts: English Pale, English Mild Ale, English Amber

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.

Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico

International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore and United Kingdom

8.8% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Barrel Aged Wild Heaven Height of Civilization Now Available

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization, the brewery’s barrel aged Civilization Barleywine has officially hit shelves. 

In 2014, the brewery purchased Dulce Vida Organic Tequila barrels ahead of this release. Wild Heaven Height of Civilization spent four months aging in the barrels prior to bottling.

The base beer, Wild Heaven Civilization Barleywine, brewed with dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, tart cherries, cranberries, and cocoa nibs that have been re-hydrated in Four Roses bourbon.

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization is available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Lemons, Hibiscus, Cherries, Cranberries, Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Release: May, 2015

12+% ABV

Below, the beer enters the barrel in late 2014. 

Wild Heaven Height of Civilization

Posted in Ecliptic Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Stone Points Unknown IPA with Wicked Weed & Ecliptic Ships

Stone Points Unknown IPA

Stone Points Unknown IPA, a three-way collaboration featuring Ecliptic Brewing (Portland, OR) and Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing has hit shelves.

if you know anything about these three breweries, then the result of the collaboration will make perfect sense. Not one style was going to to properly envelop these brewery’s styles, so they brewed two beers. Stone Points Unknown IPA is a double IPA, blended with a barrel aged Belgian-style tripel.

In creating our latest collaboration beer, It wasn’t easy deciding how best to pool the resources of brewers from three spatially distant points within the brewing universe: Portland, Oregon brewing legend and Ecliptic Brewing founder John Danis, and Luke and Walt Dickinson, the hop-and-funk brewmaster duo behind Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. It seemed no single beer could adequately convey all that they and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele bring to the brewhouse. So, this veritable triad of power opted to brew TWO beers: a traditional Belgian-style tripel and a West Coast imperial IPA. Doing so allowed them to work within the parameters of all styles while taking things in interesting directions, adding a touch of Southern Califomia style and petting into the spirit! The tripelwas transferred into barrels that originally housed red wine before finding a second life as vessels for aging tequila. Four months later,that beer was excavated, then blended at a one-fifth to four-fifths ratio with the freshly brewed double IPA to create the beer you now hold: a hind of the traditional and the new, presenting a variety of diverse flavors that coalesce into something more unique than any one beer our trio could have conceived. Its eventual flavors were a mystery to even the group of master brewers who created it, but now they await the palates of those thirsting to venture to points unknown within the rapidly expanding craft beer galaxy. In other words: You.

Stone Points Unknown IPA is now available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico.

Internationally: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Mid-May, 2015

9% ABV 

Posted in Firestone Walker Brewing, Headlines, Seasonal Return

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015: The Best Yet

Firestone Stickee Monkee 2015

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 2015 releases on May 23rd.

Firestone Stickee Monkee is a Belgian-style quadrupel, aged over a year in Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig, and Four Roses bourbon barrels. The brewery calls is a “Central Coast Quad” thanks to the California twist this classic-style strong ale undergoes before bottling.


“Some folks have questioned the moniker ‘Central Coast Quad’ that we assigned to Stickee Monkee, but we stand by it,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “We brew this beer true to the Quadrupel style right up until we rack it to barrels for our own local California Central Coast twist.”

2015 marks just the second time that Firestone Walker has been bottled. Firestone Walker’s Matt Bryndilson personally believes that people will go “apeshit” to taste the 2015 Stickee, after tasting how well this edition came out.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Candi Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. 3,500 cases. Select U.S. Markets
Release: 5/23/15

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