Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in New Releases, River Rat Brewery

River Rat Barrel Aged Double IPA On Sale Today

River Rat Barrel Aged DIPA

River Rat Brewery (Columbia, SC) releases Barrel Aged Double IPA today.

12oz, waxed bottles are on sale in the tap room. The brewery opens at 4 pm. Also, since it’s Halloween, the brewery is hosting a “Halloween Rat Cave Party” that kicks off at 7 pm.

Style: Imperial IPA (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 12 bottles, Capped & Waxed. 4 Bottle limit.
Release: Halloween, 2014

?? ABV

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Posted in Headlines, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Rum Aged Pumking Bottles

Southern Tier Imperial Rum Barrel Aged Pumking

Today is Halloween. A perfect day for a beer like this to surface.

Southern Tier Pumking, a polarizing beer, and one of the most popular pumpkin beers in the United States, may have a barrel aged companion in the future – Rum Barrel Aged Pumking.

Label indicates 22oz bottle packaging like the regular addition of Pumking.

Beer Street Journal has reached out to the brewery for more info.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers.
Arrival: TBA

10.7% ABV

Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Barrel-aged Torpedo Celebrates Torpedo Room First Anniversary


Sierra Nevada will celebrate the first anniversary of their Torpedo Room in Berkeley, California next month. In honor of this milestone, the brewery is releasing Barrel-aged Torpedo Extra IPA.

A year ago, Sierra Nevada opened the Torpedo Room on Fourth Street in Berkeley, California. The intimate space features 16 taps ranging from year round offerings to small batch offerings. A small taste of the Sierra Nevada culture nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Chico. (or Mills River for that matter.)

Our year round hop bomb Torpedo Extra IPA received special treatment, spending nearly 3 months in bourbon barrels into which we stuffed fresh Citra and Pacifica hops. While Torpedo’s normal aroma assault evolved during its hibernation, it emerged equally bold. The rich barrel character and fruity hops intertwine for a dynamic brew who’s mango and peach notes precede coconut and vanilla sweetness. The smoothness of our Barrel Aged Torpedo the lies it’s my in-depth, so sip slowly and among good company.

Sierra Nevada Barrel-aged Torpedo Extra IPA will be available in 750ml bottles, corked & caged at the Torpedo Room, and the gift shops in Mills River, NC, and Chico, CA.

Style: Imperial IPA (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: November, 2014

8.5% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Seasonal Return

Duclaw Pumpkin Retribution Makes Halloween Return

Duclaw Pumpkin Retribution 2014

Vintage 2013 of Duclaw Brewing’s Pumpkin Retribution drops on Halloween.

The base is the 11.5% ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon. It has been sitting in oak barrels flavored with pumpkin spice for six months, adding flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and caramelized sugar.

Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor, aged for 6 months in charred oak bourbon barrels with pumpkin spice to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the wood, and the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger essence of the spice to the beer.

On tap at Duclaw’s various locations on October 31st.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: Draft only. October 31st

11.5% ABV

Posted in Deschutes Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Deschutes The Abyss 2014 Returns 11/13

Deschutes The Abyss 2014

The first time you will be able to buy Deschutes Brewing’s The Abyss will be on November 13th, 2014. 22oz bottles and draft will go on sale at Deschutes Pub.

Deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

The Abyss is an imperial stout is brewed with brewers’ licorice, cherry bark, vanilla, and black strap molasses and is then “dry hopped” with vanilla beans and cherry bark. It is finished in bourbon, Oregon oak and pinot noir barrels

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Molasses, VanillaLicorice, Cherry Bark. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Wine Aged. )
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: November 14, 2013

11% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Firestone Walker Brewing, Headlines

Firestone Walker XVII: The 2014 Blend

Firestone Walker XVIII

Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Anniversary Ale is wildly popular among beer fans. If you ask me, it’s because the brewery pays extremely close attention to the blending process.

Firestone Walker XVIII is a barrel aged blend of nine different beers, blended by not only the brewery, but 14 winemakers. The group is paired off, each making their own blends from the component beers. The choice blends are presented to the group to be blind tasted. Most votes becomes Firestone Walker Anniversary Ale.

The final blend (what you’re waiting to see) includes two collaboration beers Firestone Walker created with Three Floyds (Ol’ Leghorn) and Flying Dog (Hydra Cuvée).

Firestone Walker XVII is: 

  • Parabola  – Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout, aged in Bourbon Barrels. 38% of Final Blend
  • Helldorado – Blonde Barleywine, Aged in bourbon and brandy Barrels. 16% of Final Blend
  • Bravo - Imperial Brown Ale, aged in bourbon & brandy barrels. 16% of Final Blend
  • Stickee Monkee  – Quadrupel, aged in bourbon & Whiskey Barrels. 14% of Final Blend
  • Velvet Merkin – Oatmeal stout, aged in bourbon barrels. 5% of Final Blend
  • Hydra Cuvée – Hoppy Dark Ale, collaboration with Flying Dog, aged bourbon barrels. 4% of Final Blend.
  • Wookey Jack – Black Rye IPA. 3% of Final Blend
  • Ol’ Leghorn – Blonde Barleywine aged in American Oak Barrels. 3 Floyds collaboration. 2% of Final Blend
  • Double Jack – Imperial IPA. 2% of Final Blend

Firestone Walker is a blend of 227 barrels, and 9 different beers. XVII will be available in 227 barrels, and will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon, Whiskey, Brandy.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Limited Distribution.
Arrival: November, 2014

13% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Unleashes the Bastards in New Box Set

Stone Arrogant Bastard Box Set

Today, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) unleashes a special box set to retailers.

The Arrogant Bastard Box Set features four different Bastards, starting with the original Arrogant Bastard that got it all started. In addition, you can build up to the worlds worst hangover by drinking Double Bastard, Lukcy Basartd Ale (a blend of Arrogant, Double, and Oaked Arrogant), and a new addition – Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale.

The Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard (the one you’re geeking out over right now), is aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Only available in the Arrogant Bastard Box for a limited time.

Style: American Strong Ale, American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Box Set release
Arrival: 10/27/14