Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in Avery Brewing, Don't Miss This

Avery Coconut Porter to be aged in bourbon, not rum

Avery Coconut Porter

Avery Coconut Porter is a new entry in the brewery’s Botanicals & Barrels Series. The series recently saw the addition of another beer, Vanilla Bean Stout.

Avery Coconut Porter is a chocolatey porter, brewed with fresh coconut, and aged in bourbon barrels instead of rum barrels. Unfortunately, the rum barrels that the brewery had obtained for this release, didn’t pass

Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in Bourbon barrels compliment the chocolatey and sumptuous nature of this delicate porter.

Coconut Porter was set to be bottled May, 2016. The brewery has not announced a release date yet.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Coconut. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

9.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Green Flash Brewing, New Releases

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee debuts

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee will join a new, elite Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series on May 21st.

The Cellar 3 facility currently houses over 1000 oak barrels, including four, 50-Barrel foudres. Brewmaster Pat Korn thought it was time he dipped into his personal stash at the facility and give the public a taste. Thus, the debut of the Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series.

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a 100% bourbon barrel-aged “black ale” (as Green Flash describes it), featuring coffee from San Diego based Mostra. The beans are Sumatran and and Brazilian, chosen to compliment the oak barrel-aging.

The beer has rested in the barrels for 30 months, gaining plenty of spicy oak, vanilla and caramel notes. After being deemed “ready” by the Barrelmaster himself, a beautiful cold brew coffee made from a blend of Brazilian and Sumatran beans from San Diego coffee roaster, Mostra, is added to intensify and compliment the rich caramel and vanilla from the barrels.

Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a limited, 750 milliliter bottle offering at the Cellar 3 Facility in San Diego on May 21st. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that a limited amount of this beer will hit distribution.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: 5/21/16

13.1% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts Existence, aged 19 months in bourbon

Creature Comforts Existence

Creature Comforts Existence, a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, releases on May 21st, 2016.

This beer is all about time. The base beer was brewed in Athens, Georgia shortly after the brewery opened its doors in 2014. The stout has been aging in Willet bourbon barrels for 19 months.

“Immediately after our opening weekend, we brewed the base stout that now – after 19 months in Willet bourbon barrels – has become Existence,” said Creature Comforts Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager, Blake Tyers. “Time is a gift that we appreciate in our wood cellar, and Existence is a prime example of what time can bring.”

Creature Comforts Existence boasts notes of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, subtle cherry and bourbon. Available in extremely limited quantities on a ticketed tour on May 21st.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: 5/21/16 (Brewery only)

11.8% ABV

Posted in Innis & Gunn, New Releases

Innis & Gunn Vintage heads stateside. Aged in bourbon

Innis & Gunn Vintage

Innis & Gunn Vintage is the latest barrel-aged offering released by the Edinburgh, Scotland based brewery.

This release is a little different from the brewery’s other barrel-aged releases. Innis & Gunn Vintage is an English strong ale, aged in American bourbon barrels for 100 days. This release is bottle conditioned with live yeast prior to release.

“Vintage is a special beer,” he says. “It tastes incredible and has been a labor of love that we’ve been working on for several years. From sourcing the best first-fill bourbon casks we could get our hands on to deliberating over the right combination of malts, this brew is a thank you to our fans and a promise of what’s still to come. – Dougal Gunn Sharp”

Innis & Gunn Vintage is available in 25 ounce bottles.

Style: Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 25oz Bottles
Distribution: AL, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, and VT.

Release: Late May, 2016

7.7% ABV



Posted in Don't Miss This, Foothills Brewing

Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate returns May 21st

Foothills Bourbon Sexual Chocolate

Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate will make a seasonal return to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina brewery’s lineup on May 21st.

The base beer, an imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs, is one of the brewery’s most popular beers. When you introduce bourbon-barrel aging, people go crazy for it. So much so, the line for this beer basically starts when the brewpub closes the night before.

Our cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.

Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Is a very limited 22 ounce bottle release at the pub location in downtown.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited.
Release: 5/21/16

9.75% ABV

The Beer Street Journal team is en route to Foothills this weekend. Drink with us, or else. 


Posted in Burial Beer Co, Don't Miss This

Burial Seasoned Skillet (aka barrel aged donut stout) heads to bottles

Burial Seasoned Skillet

When Burial Beer Co.’s Skillet Donut Stout has gotten some barrel-aged treatment in the past. Until now, that rarity has only been at available on draft. On May 29th, that changes.

Burial Seasoned Skillet debuts at the brewery in Asheville on May 29th. Skillet Donut Stout is among the brewery’s most popular beers, an oatmeal stout brewed with molasses, milk sugar, and a 50/50 blend of Big Trouble and Hologram Counter Culture Coffee.

The beer has spent 9 months in Four Roses Bourbon barrels.

Bottles of Burial Seasoned Skillet go on sale at 12 noon on May 29th, at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Style: Imperial Stout/Oatmeal Stout (w/ CoffeeLactoseMolasses Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.) 
Malt: 6-Row
Hops: Nugget

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 5/29/16

9% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Headlines

A “Sazerac” edition of Boulevard Rye on Rye Coming this fall

Boulevard Rye on Rye Sazerac Cocktail

Boulevard Brewing’s Smokestack Series, a collection of big, unique, beers, has grown considerably over the past year or two. The venerable Smokestack Imperial Stout has recently been joined by Raspberry and Coconut variants. Soon, Rye-on-Rye, the barrel aged rye beer, will have its own variant – Rye-on-Rye Sazerac.

Variations of the classic sazerac cocktail includes cognac, whiskey or absinthe. The brewing team at Boulevard nuanced this edition with lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamom, and star anise in order to mimic the liquor and flavors of the bitters in the cocktail.

As a special treat for fans of our popular Rye-on-Rye ale, Boulevard Brewign Company offers the 2016 Rye-on-Rye “X” series. The “X” factor stands for key ingredients added to the special release, giving it a unique character. Inspired by the classic Sazerac cocktail, we included lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamom, and star anise in this edition before allowing it to ge in Templeton rye barrels.

Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X “Sazerac” will be available in 750 milliliter bottles in fall, 2016.

Style: Rye Beer (w/ Lemon Peel, Star Anise, Cardamom. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Release: Fall, 2016

11% ABV