Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale is the third release in the small batch series.
A Belgian-style Sour Ale and a Flemish Sour Brown Ale have graced the series prior to this release. This third offering is an imperial brown rye ale brewed with malted and flaked rye, aged in 10-year rye whiskey barrels for over 13 months.
The complex malt bill, paired with spirited characteristics from the aging process, makes for a smooth and full-bodied finish.
Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft through September 2018.
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Every beer collaboration is born out of friendship and mutual respect for one another’s brewing passions. In this case, the fermented love spans 2,000 miles. Introducing Firestone Walker / Creature Comforts Mother’s Milk.
The base beer is a milk stout that has been aging for nearly a year in rye whiskey barrels – a very intentional move. According to Eric Ponce, Firestone Walker’s barrel program manager, the sweetness of bourbon barrels would have been too cloying. “We designed the base beer with the intent of aging it in rye whiskey barrels—we thought it would be the perfect marriage. The dash of salt just makes everything pop on the palate,” he explains in a recent press release.
Mother’s Milk will be available to all attendees of this weekend’s Firestone Walker Invitational. 12-ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on June 2nd.
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
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