Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in Almanac Beer Co., New Releases

Almanac Farm to Barrel Blueberry Released

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Blueberry

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry is now available. The newest Farm to Barrel Series release features blueberries sour ale, aged in wine barrels.

We selected the very best hand-picked blueberries grown in the hills of Butte County, California, and added them to a sour golden ale aged in wine barrels. The resulting beer is infused with a delicate blueberry essence, a reminder of far off summer days.

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry is available in 375ml bottles, and draft.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: Late January, 2015

7% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Red Angel Releases in March

Wicked Weed Red Angel

Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) is expanding their “Angel” series in 2015. Based off the popularity of the brewery’s second-ever bottle release, Black Angel, and the extra barrel aging room in the new Funkatorium, the decision was easy.

Wicked Weed Red Angel is up first, a red sour ale, aged in white wine barrels with raspberries. The brewery used around 1.5 pounds of raspberries per gallon of Red Angel.

Expected release is in March. Wicked Weed will announce the bottle release date in the near future.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Raspberries. Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Release: Late March, 2015

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Imperial Stout (in Bourbon), February 7th

Red Brick Imperial Stout 2015

Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is taking a hint from the lovers of 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout, when it comes to their February Imperial Stout release.

The 20th Anniversary release (imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels) was one of the brewery’s fastest selling, and most desired barrel aged beers to date. This February, the brewery will launch another rendition of the stout offering.

The Red Brick brewing team recreated the base imperial stout, and has been aging half of it in oak bourbon barrels.

 It features big notes of dark chocolate and espresso beans with a mild oak character.

Look for Red Brick Imperial Stout to hit shelves after the February, 2015. Part of the brewery’s Brick Mason Series.

Style: Imperial Stout (50% Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Release: February 7th, 2015

10.% ABV, 60 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Fonta Flora Brewery

Fonta Flora Vestige Wither Wild Ale, February 7th

Fonta Flora Vestige Wither

Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC) will release Vestige Wither American Wild Ale alongside Vestige Bloom on February 7th.

Vestige Wither is aged in red wine barrels with fennel bulb, and 100% Brettanomyces fermented. Wither has been conditioning for seven months.

500ml bottles of Fonta Flora Vestige Wither releases on February 7th, 2015.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Fennel BulbBarrel AgedWine Barrels.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Release: 2/7/15

5.8% ABV

Note: There is a subtle label misprint. The brewery confirms this is red-wine aged. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Fonta Flora Brewery

Fonta Flora Vestige Bloom, February 7th

Fonta Flora Vestige Bloom

Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC) will release Vestige Bloom, a wine barrel aged wild ale.

Vestige Bloom: Appalachian Wild Ale: Kiwi Funk is this beer’s proper name, a wild ale with a mix of funky bacteria and yeasts. Aged in white wine barrels with North Carolina grown kiwis from Fox Farms.

500ml bottles of Fonta Flora Vestige Bloom releases on February 7th, 2015.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Kiwis. Barrel Aged. White Wine Barrels.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Release: 2/7/15

5.8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Nebraska Brewing

Nebraska Ardent Son Coming in February

Nebraska Ardent Son

Nebraska Brewing Company (La Vista, NE) is expanding their Inception Series in 2015. Potential upcoming offerings include Blanc is the New White, and Runnin’ the the Devil.

Nebraska Ardent Son, a Belgian golden ale is coming in February. The beer is aged in Chardonnay barrels, similar to Blanc is the New White.

A Belgian Golden Strong fermented with Ardennes yeast forms a fantastic base which is further enhanced by a 6 month maturation in Chardonnay barrels. The core of this beer is enjoyed by our fans in many forms. We feel that this interpretation furthers the crisp Belgian-like qualities fantastically.

Nebraska Ardent Son will be available in 750ml bottles.

Style: Belgian-style Golden Ale (Barrel-aged. Wine Barrels.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: February, 2015

11% ABV

Posted in Modern Times Beer, New Releases

Bourbon Barrel Coffee Beans in Modern Times City of the Dead

Modern Times City of the Dead

Modern Times City of the Dead has just been bottled by the California brewery.

Modern Times City of the Dead is a coffee stout, that uses house-roasted coffee beans, aged in bourbon barrels. How do you bourbon barrel age coffee beans? Take the green beans that haven’t been roasted yet. At this point they are ver susceptible to new flavors. Fill a bourbon barrel full of beans and wait for the magic to happen. Finally, carefully roast the beans so as not to cover up the barrel aged notes.

Rich, full-bodied, & bursting with barrel-aged coffee aroma & flavor, this coffee stout is truly a unique & delicious animal. We were the first brewery to ever make beer with barrel-aged coffee, and now we’re the first to do a large-scale bottle release. And, of course, we roasted it all ourselves. Cool stuff!

Modern Times City of the Dead is available in 22oz bottles, starting January 27th.

Style: Stout (w/ Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: 1/27/15

7.5% ABV