Topic Archives: Old Ales

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

Maple syrup bourbon barrel-aged Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half is returning after 6 years

Founders Curmudgeon's Better-Half bottles

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half, originally the third release in the brewery’s Backstage Series, returns in August.

The grumpy “Curmudgeon” on the label is best known for appearances on hiatus old ale by the same name. In February 2012, the brewery released Curmudgeon’s Better Half as a part of their Backstage Series, now known as the Barrel Aged Series.

Curmudgeon’s Better Half is the familiar old ale brewed with molasses and aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. (Similar to Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout.) Fan demand prompted the return of this boozy treat.

Curmudgeon’s Better Half has become one of the most highly requested beers and for good reason. It’s damn good. You all have been very vocal in petitioning for its return and it would’ve been cruel for us to hold out any longer in delivering on that.

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half will make its return in mid-August, in 750-milliliter bottles, as well as new 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Old Ale (w/ Molasses. Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February 2012
Latest Return: Mid August 2018


Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Third Age, aged in sherry kicks off the new year

Three Taverns Third Age

Three Taverns Third Age, a barrel-aged old ale, will debut in January.

The strong ale has been aging in PX Sherry barrels, resulting in a very “intense” flavor experience according to the brewery.

…rich with the aroma and flavor of dark fruit, caramel and the intense complexities of sherry and oak.

Earlier this month, Helm’s Deep, another strong barrel-aged beer was released on a special tour at the brewery.

Three Taverns Third Age made a preview appearance at Atlanta’s Strong Beer Fest. 750 milliliter bottles will be available on a ticket tour at the brewery on January 14th, 2017.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Sherry.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 1/14/17

11% ABV

Posted in Mammoth Brewing Company, New Beers
Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines, Swamp Head Brewery

Cigar City Slow As Molasses, a Swamp Head Collab

Cigar City Slow As Molasses

Cigar City Slow As Molasses, a collaboration with Gainesville, Florida’s Swamp Head Brewery.

Cigar City Slow As Molasses is an old ale, brewed with Florida molasses. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Brewers Guild, who has been busy lately fighting against legislative moves that could damage how craft breweries do business in the state.

The Florida Brewers Guild has been a catalyst for growth of Florida’s craft beer industry since its inception in 1996. The guild helps brewers around Florida band together to fight for legislation that helps our collaborative industry continue to grow. This collaboration brew, and others of its kind that will arise, is a tribute and fundraiser for our friends at the FGB. We like to think of it as an attaboy in a bottle.

Cigar City Slow As Molasses is a 22 ounce bottle offering. This is part one of a two part collaboration series between the two brewers.

This offering has been officially announced by the brewery.

Style: Old Ale (w/ Molasses)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

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Posted in Clown Shoes Brewing

Clown Shoes The Ballad of Minnie Quay, Bottled For Michigan

Clown Shoes The Ballad of Minnie Quay

Clown Shoes Beer (Ipswich, MA) has bottled their next barrel-aged offering, The Ballad of Minnie Quay.

Minnie is an old ale, aged in port and whiskey barrels. Why stop at one barrel when you can have two? Clown Shoes is barrel aging the sh!t out of everything, and it’s working.

Minnie Quay’s love died in 1852 when his ship went down. Heartbroken, she dove into rough water to her death. Minnie’s ghost can be seen roaming the beaches Forester; she waits near the dock for the ill fated ship. This old ale, aged in port/whiskey barrels, honors Minnie and Michigan. Minnie, we hope for you to find peace.

Clown Shoes Ballad of Minnie Quay is available in 22oz bottles.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Port, Whiskey.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: March, 2015

11% ABV


Posted in New Releases, Yazoo Brewing

Embrace the Funk Indomitus Dolium Ale Releases 12/13

Embrace the Funk, Yazoo Brewing’s wild and sour division, releases Indomitus Dolium Ale on Saturday December 13th.

Indomitus Dolium Ale is a collaboration with Rocky Mountain Barrel Company, provided rare Cognac barrels from France. The base beer is an old ale, with Brettanomyces.

…Dark Ruby in color with warming cherry and dark fruit notes. A secondary addition of classic “Old World” Brettanomyces strains will continue to evolve in the bottle.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Cognac)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: 12/13/14

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Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Westbrook Brewing Co

Westbrook Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale Released

Westbrook Raver's Extra Ripe Old Ale

Westbrook Brewing Company (Mt. Pleasant, SC) just released Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale. The beer is an old ale, aged 50% bourbon barrels, 25% in red wine barrels, and 25% brandy barrels.

Dust off those glowsticks and get ready to rave once again etith this ripe and funky old ale spiked with brettanomyces and aged for one year in a blend of bourbon, apple brandy, and red wine barrels. Yep!

Westbrook Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale is available at the brewery only on draft and 22oz bombers.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Brandy, Wine Barrels, Bourbon Barrels)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Brewery only, no distribution.

8.2% ABV