Spiteful Brewing Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon with Cherries joins the brewery’s barrel aged lineup this week. Spiteful Brewing co-founder Jason Klein says “It tastes like a beer cocktail.”
Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon is a saison with cherries, aged in Letherbee Distillers absinthe barrels. Letherbee is actually located in the same building as Spiteful, so the decision to work with them was easy.
“When Letherbee gave us the first absinthe barrel, we were thrilled. We had no idea we would be able to secure more,” said Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson.
Spiteful Brewing wants to build a larger absinthe barrel aged series. Asinthe Barrel-Aged Klutzy Buffoon Saison with Cherries is available in 22oz bombers in Chicago starting this week.
Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) teams up with Earth-Bread + Brewery (Philadelphia, PA) on a very special bourbon barrel scotch ale.
Victory’s Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski have worked together in the past, reviving Earth’s Baltic Porter with founder Tom Baker. Now, the two breweries unveil a bourbon barrel scotch ale to drink as the weather turns colder.
With a shared love for dark robust ales, the team drew inspiration from the coming holiday season in conceiving this unique brew. The sweet flavors of winter desserts seem to emerge from the complex intensity of the bourbon-tinged ebony ale, creating a smooth, unique and flavorful experience.
Victory Earth & Flame will be available in 750 mL bottles and draft, starting November 26th.
Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO) will introduce Volume 2 in the their limited release Lee Hill Series – Wild Saison.
Wild Saison is a sour ale, fermented with a saison yeast along with lactobacillus and brettanomyces. The beer is also aged 7 months in red wine barrels before being packaged in 19.2 ounce cans.
“Our Lee Hill Series gives us the opportunity to showcase our experimental side and these highly limited brews are a fun experience for our brewers and fans alike,” said Head Brewer, Sam Scruby. “We’re excited to release Volume 2 and share our American sour take on a classic beer style.
Volume 1 in the Lee Hill Series was Barrel Aged Brown Ale.
Upslope Wild Saison will debut on Thursday, November 20th in the brewery’s tap room.
Hangar 24 Barrel Roll Pugachev Mocha drops on December 6th, 2014. This years release sounds like what beer geek dreams are made off. The brewery took a Russian Imperial stout, and aged in it a 25 year bourbon barrel with coffee, cocoa nibs. To smooth it all out, Hangar 24 added lactose too. Yeah, I’m drooling too.
Pugachev Mocha is a truly indulgent creation that brings together ingredients from some of our favorite local craftsmen. It began as a single barrel of our Pugachev’s Cobra, specially aged in a 25 year bourbon barrel for 14 months. Into this barrel went single-origin cacao nibs from Parliament Chocolate, and locally roasted coffee beans from Augie’s Coffee, both located here in Redlands. A head of lactose sugar tops Mocha off, adding body and sweetness for final layer of decadence.
There are less than 70 memberships left in the Barrel Roll program that guarantees you beers like this. Hangar 24 Pugachev Mocha will be available in limited 22oz bombers.
Hanger 24 Barrel Roll #5 is Chandelle, releasing on November 28th, 2014.
Chandelle is a sour blonde, aged for a year in white wine barrels with 850 pounds of Golden Sweet apricots.
The fulsome and earthy apricot aromas float on the bracingly sour base developed in the barrel, coming together in a wonderfully complex final beer. This is our first major sour release in over two years, and represents the first of many delicious beers that will be emerging from our new sour program in the coming months.
Hanger 24 Barrel Roll Chandelle will be available in 22oz bombers, debuting at 10 Am on Black Friday (November 28th.)
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) tweeted the release of this Quingenti Millilitre Series offering, Last Harvest. The Belgian-style golden ale features wine barrel aging, and grapes from the brewery’s own Stone Farms.
The tweet seem to have disappeared… So, just radar this beer for now. Until it surfaces again.