Avery Brewing’s Tweak, you might know by another name -Meph Addict. The name (referencing Mephistopheles) was changed because it sounded a little too close to a recreational drug you hopefully have never used. (Read the label description.)
Tweak is Avery Mephistopheles Imperial Stout, with a chunk of coffee thrown in. If you haven’t geeked out enough, the brewery aged in four months in bourbon barrels.
Our very own Parker, of the cartoon cat loving variety, created this cult classic character back in our 17th season. Appearing in several episodes under another stage name that was deemed inappropriate, our executive producers and editors decided that a name change and further character development – a 4-month hiatus in bourbon barrels – were necessary to satisfy our more ardent and demanding viewers.
Batch No. 1 of Avery Tweak will be available in 12oz bottles. Potential November, 2014 release.
Scottish craft brewery Innis & Gunn has a new bourbon ale on the horizon for the United States- Bourbon Cask Dark Ale.
Dougal Sharp, founder of the brewery, is a firm believer that beer doesn’t need a year in barrels to get the full flavor potential from aging. Bourbon Cask Dark Ale spends 30 days aging in bourbon before finishing and packaging.
This very special dark ale has been brewed in small batches and then matured in hand-selected, first-fill Bourbon casks to give it its rich, rounded character. Notes of brown sugar, orange oil and coffee beans are complemented by an earthy freshness from the hops, and the 30 days the beer’s spent in oak have ensured a satisfyingly smooth finish.
22oz bottles for Innis & Gunn Bourbon Cask Dark Ale.
Style: Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) has a new addition to their Ringmaster’s Reserve Series – Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. The series features special barrel aged and imperial one-off beers.
This Russian imperial stout wasn’t just aged in one style of oak. Barrel Aged Russian was aged on a variety of select oak barrels. Napa Valley Zinfandel, Kentucky Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, and North Carolina Dark Rum casks.
Look for Hi-Wire Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout will be available the day before Brewgrass on Friday, September 19th, at 2 pm in the tap room. Limited distribution shortly after.
Hess Brewing kicked off brewing on their new 30 barrel brew system, in their new production facility in San Diego. First on the system was their Brunus Robustus Porter.
Some of the batch was syphoned off into Elmer T. Lee Bourbon barrels. After 13 months, it’s ready for release.
Hess Barrel Aged Brunus Robustus Porter will be available in limited 22oz bombers.
Style: Porter (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers
If you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, or trade with someone there, add this to your “need it” list. Triple C Brewing is releasing The Dude Imbibes in October.
A beer suitable for The Dude, The Dude Imbibes is an imperial milk stout, aged in rum barrels and coffee beans.
Man that rug really tied the room together. We call thls Imperial Milk Stout, The Dude or Hls Dudeness, and maybe sometimes. Butler. Its entirely aged in Rum Barrels for 6 months, and then aged on whole coffee beans, you could even call It El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. Shut up Donny.
Triple C The Dude Imbibes will be available in 22oz bottles.
Triple C Brewing (Charlotte, NC) will release a new rum barrel aged tripel dubbed The Force.
Named in honor of the gut feeling a brewer uses from years of experience to design a recipe, we aged this Tripel in Rum Barrels for half a year.
Triple C The Force will be available in 22oz bombers, and limited draft.
8.8% ABV, 30 IBUs
Cigar City Brewing’s (Tampa, FL) Ne’er-do-well started its life intending on being El Murcielago, a double cream ale with lime peel and cumin. Thanks to the barrel changing the script on the brewers, it ended up being a little different. Some of the barrels started giving the cream ale some peanut flavor, so the brewery ran with it. Not without adding tamarind and some cayenne for good measure.
Ner-do-well began it’s life intending to be a new batch of El Murcielago. However, it ended up in a different place in its barrel life. You never know what might happen when you spend your life at the bottom of a barrel of tequila. We noticed that some of the barrels started contributing a peanut flavor to the beer so we rolled with it. We added tamarind and a bit of cayenne to create a Mexican-Thai hybrid. It simply is a ne’er-do-well.
Cigar City Ne’er-do-well will be available in 750ml bottles.
ne’er-do-well |ˈne(ə)r do͞o ˌwel| nouna person who is lazy and irresponsible.