Become acquainted with the drool-worthy small batch beer from Sierra Nevada – Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Stout.
Maple Stout is a big (big like, 13.4% ABV) imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with dark roasted coffee. What more do you need to know here?
…It has the notes of dark chocolate and toasted malts typical of a stout combined with an earthy sweetness and hint of maple balanced against toasted coconut aromas from the barrel aging. The beer finishes with a roasty touch from a combination of dark malts and coffee beans.
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Maple Stout will be available in 750ml bottles. Don’t go checking your shelves for it. Barrel-Aged Maple Stout is only available in the Chico, California Gift Shop, Torpedo Room in Berkeley, and the Mills River Gift Shop in North Carolina (around 10/27).
Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, MD) will bring back Yule Tide in November, 2014. A few years ago it was a Belgian-style tripel, part of the Mutiny Fleet. After a year off, Yule Tide returned in the new Uncharted Waters Series, with the style to change each release.
2014 Yule Tide is German-style weizen dopplebock, aged 8 weeks in Jamaican Rum barrels.
Heavy seasons greetings! As a special thank you to our beer drinking public and supporters of our Uncharted Waters, we offer this malty Weizen Dopplebock aged in Jamaican rum barrels, MON! Yule Tide is sure to make you comfortable on a cold winters evening. You could pair this with your mothers fruitcake but everyone would laugh at you.
Heavy Seas Yule Tide 2013 was a red ale aged in Jamaican rum barrels with ginger. Yule Tide ships to all 18 states Heavy Seas distributes to.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Nov-Jan.
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will debut a new barrel aged offering next week, Heavy Bells.
The base beer is Quasimodo (the original bell ringer), aged in eight year old bourbon barrels. There has already been some sneak peeks on tap at the brewery.
The general public will have a chance at this brew in the VIP section of the 2014 Decatur Beer Festival. Bottles and limited draft arrive next week.
In late fall/early winter, Olde Hickory Brewery (Hickory, NC) releases a formidable barrel aged imperial stout, The Event Horizon.
This year, the label art gets a sleek overhaul.
The Event Horizon is the point of no return. Once you have entered the realm of this supermassive imperial stout you are there for good. The cosmically heavy body sucks you in. It’s unfathomably deep and black, tasting of rich coffee and chocolate. The faint twinkle of honey is the last sensation you experience before the taste of bourbon washes over you with notes of cracked nuts and vanilla bean. Prepare to have your tongue spagettified.
Olde Hickory The Event Horizon is available in 22oz bombers.
Duclaw Brewing’s (Maryland) bourbon barrel aged imperial stout Divine Retribution on October 22nd. The beer has been an instant hit since it was first brewed in 2011.
Retribution, our full-bodied Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout is aged for six months in Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels, imbuing it with rich aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, a smooth roasted malt flavor with hints of charred oak, vanilla and caramelized sugar, and a vengeful 11.2% abv. Raise a glass and get what’s coming to you
Duclaw Divine Retribution will be available at Arundel Mills, Bowie Town Center, and Bel Air locations on October 22nd. Expect give aways too.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA) will add Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin to their Barrel Series on October 18th.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin is a substitue for seasonal favorite Rum Pumpkin. The brewery receives their rum barrels from a Peruvian distillery. A little while back, the distillery called Hardywood, saying the rum needed more barrel time. That meant Rum Pumpkin wouldn’t make in the barrels stateside in time for the release.
Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Jim Beam rye whiskey barrels.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin will release at special event at the brewery on October 18th. Distribution in Virginia, DC and eastern Pennsylvania beginning October 20, 2014.
Lexington Brewing (Lexington, KY) has built a series of seasonals around their award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. The brewery looks to add another offering to the barrel aged lineup – Honey Barrel Brown Ale.
Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale is a brown ale, brewed with honey and ginger, and in bourbon barrels. Available in 12oz bottles.
Other offerings, seasonal or otherwise, include Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat, and the current seasonal, Pumpkin Barrel Ale.