Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in New Releases, Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner releases Rose Pale Ale, aged in wine barrels

Shiner Rose Pale Ale

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale, a new limited seasonal arrives ahead of Spring.

You don’t hear barrel-aging and the brewers of famed Shiner Bock in the same sentence. For the second time in months, the brewery is releasing a barrel-aged beer.

Rośe Pale Ale is a collaboration with Tyler, Texas-based Kiepersol Vineyards. Shiner uses a blend of ales fermented with grape must, and aged in the winery’s white oak wine barrels.

The base beer is brewed solely with Idaho-7 hops. The final beer’s flavor is touted as having flavors of “stone fruit, sticky pine, with earthy black tea notes, with a dry, oaky finish.”

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale is available nationally for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Grape Must. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: March 2019

?? ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Maple

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple, along with Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, are two new potential Dragon’s Milk variations coming in the near future.

The “Reserve Series” is home to variations of the brewery’s Dragon’s Milk, a barrel-aged imperial stout. The beer is aged in New Holland Spirits bourbon barrels. These variations include Banana Coconut, S’mores, Mexican Spice Cake, Vanilla Chai Spice, even the extremely addictive Rum Barrel Coconut.

On deck – Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple, an 11% alcohol by volume maple heavy edition. Neither Oatmeal Cookie or Maple have been officially announced by the brewery.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple is a 12-ounce bottle and draft limited release. TBA.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Maple. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

11% ABV

 

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

Future Dragon: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, a new variant on the year-round barrel-aged imperial stout is on the horizon.

A few years ago the brewery starting brewing up variations of their well-loved barrel-aged imperial stout, Dragon’s Milk. To date, we’ve seen versions like Chocolate Orange, Banana Coconut, and even Smores. Now it looks like an Oatmeal Cookie variant is on the way.

If history tells us anything, expect cinnamon, cloves oats, and even raisin flavors, complimenting the vanilla and chocolate background of Dragon’s Milk.

READ MORE: DRAGON’S MILK RESERVE SERIES

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. )
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

11% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Margarita inspired Founders Mas Agave is Barrel Aged Series #3

Founders Mas Agave

Founders Mas Agave will be the 3rd Barrel-Aged Series release in 2019, following Backwoods Bastard and CBS.

This margarita-inspired release is an imperial gose, brewed with agave and lime, and aged in tequila barrels. According to Founders, the tequila gives this beer “just the right amount of kick”.

The label is inspired by Day of the Dead imagery, especially the altars built to honor loved ones.

Founders Mas Agave will be available in 750-milliliter bottles, 12-ounce bottles, and draft in May 2019

Style: Gose (w/ Lime. Agave. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: May 2019

?? ABV

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., Seasonal Return

Peppers & Bourbon: Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls returns on Valentine’s

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls,  a small batch release series returns to spotlight on Valentine’s Day.

Truly a beer name you won’t forget, with a flavor you won’t forget, Turtles on Pterodactyls is first and foremost in imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. When the beer was first released 4 years ago, that’s exactly what it was. Now there’s more turtle and more Pterodactyl. Birdsong has added cinnamon, coffee from Central Coffee Company, cocoa nibs, and serrano peppers into the recipe.

One day, friendly Dino turtles were caught in a volcanic corruption – the dangers time to be slow and steady. Fortunately, the vigilant Pterodactyl Rescue Squad noticed just in time! The dactyls swoops down with a thunderous call! And hitched the turtles to the rescue vests. Hot lava covered the earth but the turtle dudes were safe and sound. Want to be a pterodactyl? Harness their brave and gentle spirits but sharing this beer with a dinosaur loving friend. Cowabunga!

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls is a part of the brewery’s Take Flight Series. 16-ounce cans are available in the taproom when it opens on February 14th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs. Serrano PeppersBarrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Columbus
Malts:
2 Row, Marris Otter, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Caramel 60, Carmel 120, Black

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery release.
Latest Return: 2/14/19

8% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Seasonal Return

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose cans coming in February

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose Can

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose was a hit last year on draft. In 2018 the brewery bottled the release for the first time, and now in 2019 – cans.

In mid-2016, Kansas City-based Boulevard Brewing acquired freshly emptied tequila barrels. After a style debate on what would go into the wood the brewery settled on a German-style gose.

Aged with fresh limes, Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose smells of oak and vanilla. According to Boulevard:

Pouring deep golden in color, Tequila Barrel Lime Gose presents aromas of oak, vanilla and caramelized banana with bright lime character transitioning to subtle tequila notes and coconut.

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose is available in 12-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in February 2019.

Style: Gose (w/ Limes. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: May 2017
Bottle Release: March 2018
Can Debut: February 2019

5.9% ABV, 15 IBUs

Image: Boulevard Brewing 

Posted in Coming Soon, New Realm Brewing

New Realm Rye Barrel Aged Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout coming this weekend

New Realm Rye Barrel Aged Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout

New Realm Rye Barrel Aged Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout is the 4th barrel-aged release by the Atlanta-based brewery.

The base beer is a Russian imperial stout, aged for 8 months in Sazerac Rye Whiskey barrels. Per New Realm, Doomsday Hound is “a beast with a roasted coffee and cocoa malt character”. The Sazerac barrel-aging adds rye spiciness with hints of vanilla and coconut.

New Realm Rye Barrel Aged Doomsday Hound Russian Imperial Stout is available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery on January 26th. Limited to just 12 cases.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. 12 Cases Produced.
Debut: 1/26/19

11.9% ABV

Image: New Realm Brewing