The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, is being distributed for the first time in 2017.
The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.
After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.
Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.
The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles to the brewery’s Society members on February 6th. The first day the general public can buy this beer will be Valentine’s Day 2017.
Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Updated Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI
Latest Return: 2/14/17
Image: Beer Street Journal
Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated.
Terrapin White Chocolate Moo Hoo will return in 2017. excited about this one all year. A new take on the brewery’s chocolate milk stout, Moo Hoo.
Using cocoa nibs from Nashville, Tennessee’s Olive & Sinclair, for this edition Terrapin added white chocolate into the mix “for good measure.” The taste already has us drooling.
What happens when you take a wheatwine (think White Oak), aged it in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans and cacao nibs? Something ridiculous. The Bruery’s White Chocolate. You’ll be hard pressed to find this bottle of sexy very far from Orange County, California, but like a luxury car or the Iron Man suit, you just want it. I wouldn’t chug this at a football game, but I would sip this at home by fire, surrounded by rich mahogany and many leather bound books.
Currently on sale at The Bruery’s tap room for $29.99 a bottle. No limit. If you love us, grab us a bottle(s). That’s what real love is.
Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Terrapin Beer Co (Athens, GA) is unveiling their 2013 changes and new lineup today. A special media event (complete with Wine Barrel Monk’s Revenge and Bourbon Barley Ryne) is going one right now. Beer Street Journal is live updating as the brewery unveils the lineup.
– As of 1/22/13 – new brewhouse is completed. Moving from 25 Barrel to 10o Barrel Brewhouse
– 8 new 200 Barrel Fermenters have been installed
– Rolec Brewhouse
– Terrapin Golden Ale will continue to be only available in Georgia – with special “Only Available in Georgia” Labels
– Hopsecutioner will be available in 12 packs this year
TERRAPIN TO BEGIN CANNING IN 2013! Recreation Ale – a sessionable “hopped up” beer, 4% ish ABV
– Terrapin TreeHugger Promoted To Year Round 12oz bottles. First brew in new brewhouse.
– White Chocolate Moo Hoo Planned for 2013
– “French Toasted” Wake & Bake Planned
– Carnival – 4/13
– Hop Harvest – 10/19 ( So Fresh & So Green Release)
– 3 Side Projects are planned in 2013
This was just submitted to BSJ. A letter (seemingly sent out early) about an even MORE special society by The Bruery called the Hoarders Society. We’re still checking the validity, but seems legit. A select few members (we think?) are being offered Hoarders Memberships, at the cost of $695 dollars. There are special “hoarders” beers, alongside the ability to purchase 2x the amount of Reserve Society allocated brews. Below is the purported email:
Dear Bruery Supporter,
You’ve been chosen to be an inaugural Hoarders Societymember due to your prized status as one of our top customers.We have been having a great time developing new and interesting beers for the Hoarders Society, and we look forward to you trying them as we get to know you better at the exclusive events that we’ll be having for you next year.
The Hoarders Society will be a much smaller membership base than the Reserve Society for next year and for the foreseeable future. Opportunities to join in the future will be very limited and will be by invite only. Members of the Hoarders Society receive all of the benefits of the Reserve Society, plus more.
If you wish to accept this invitation to join the Hoarders Society, please do so by purchasing your membership through this page by Sunday, September 23, 2012. Only purchase one membership, please. Duplicate membership orders will be cancelled and refunded.
Membership begins on January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.
Membership includes the following bottles, exclusive to Hoarders (many of these beers are not yet named, our apologies): — 2 bottles Portola Coffee / Strong Ale Blend (1st Quarter release) — 2 bottles Peach Sour Blend (2nd Quarter release) — 2 bottles Fess Parker Riesling / Sour Collaborative Blend (3rd Quarter release) — 2 bottles Fess Parker / Saarloos & Sons Late Harvest Syrah / Black Tuesday Collaborative Blend (4th Quarter release) — 2 bottles Bois (5th anniversary) aged in new French oak barrels (4th Quarter release)
Membership also includes the following bottles, available after their release date (except for initial package offerings): — 1 bottle of Melange #3 (Initial Package, January pickup) — 1 bottle of White Chocolate (Initial Package, January pickup) — 1 bottle of Otiose (Initial Package, January pickup) — 2 bottles of Chocolate Rain (Available in March) — 4 bottles of Black Tuesday (Available in late October) — 1 bottle Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings (Available in December) — 1 bottle of Mystery Beer #1 (Mystery Release Date) — 1 bottle of Mystery Beer #2 (Mystery Release Date) — 1 piece of high quality merchandise
Other Perks: — Ability to purchase at least double the amount of allocations compared to Reserve Society members — 20% off: Allocations, other purchases through The Bruery website, purchases at the Tasting Room, and when purchasing Bruery beer at The Bruery Provisions (compared to 15% for Reserve Society members) — Access to special growler fills, special flights, access to Reserve Society events — Access to Hoarders Society events — First right of refusal to join 2014 Hoarders Society — Shipping within California (will apply to Reserve Society as well)
Anticipated Releases for 2013: *Society Member Exclusive = Hoarders & Reserve Societies
— Sour in the Rye — Chocolate Rain (Society member exclusive) — White Oak — Sans Pagaie — Bois — Bois Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels (Society member exclusive) — Bois Aged in Brandy Barrels (Society member exclusive) — Bois Aged in new American Oak Barrels #4 Toast (Society member exclusive) — Kumquat Sour In The Rye (Society member exclusive) — Barrel Aged English Barleywine with Portola Coffee (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Blueberry Sour (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Mystery Beer #1 — Mystery Beer #2 — Tart of Darkness — White Chocolate — Barrel Aged Apricot Strong Ale (Society member exclusive, not yet named) — Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoking Wood — Cherry Oude Tart (Society member exclusive) — Oude Tart — Black Tuesday — Grey Monday (Society member exclusive) — Melange #1 — Bourbon Barrel Aged Autumn Maple — Melange #3 — Rueuze — Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings (Society member exclusive) — Smoking Wood – Rye — Approximately 8 very exciting Provisions Series releases
Barrel aged beers tell us when they are ready, so keep in mind any stated release dates are estimates only.
Shipping within California will be offered for the beers included in the membership, however we will handle the additional cost of shipping at a later date.
You must be 21 years or older to be in the Hoarders Society. All pick-up purchases take place in Placentia, California, thus CA (Placentia area) sales tax will be applied to all orders at a rate of 7.75%. All shipping orders will be taxed at the shipping address rate.
Please note that we will not be able to ship outside of California. If you are outside of California, please designate a trustee who is over 21 years of age to pick-up or receive shipment of your beers.
The Bruery has announced another mystery beer in the Reserve Society –White Chocolate. Those who are a part of the society have a chance at 6 bottles of this new release, along side 10 bottles of Oude Tart.
So what is it? The base of White Chocolate is a 100% barrel aged wheat wine dubbed White Oak Sap. …a “summer” barley-wine style ale, but made with a wheat heavy grain base, White Oak Sap is aged in used bourbon barrels for nearly a year and comes out rich in flavors of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. In addition to this, The Bruery added cacao nibs (chocolate) and vanilla beans. Thus creating White Chocolate
Style: American Strong Ale (Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles. Bruery Reserve Society Members
Cellar: Yes, 5 years