What doesn’t get the beer geeks more excited than a bourbon barrel imperial stout. (I’m including myself.)
Odell Brewing’s Bourbon Barrel Stout returns 9/24/11. This years edition has new artwork, aged in new bourbon barrels. (The artwork is an homage to the barrels…)
“We tweaked the process this year, to meet and maintain our highest quality standard,” said Brent Cordle, brewer and barrel aging manager for Odell Brewing. “We selected Woodford Reserve barrels for the 2011 batch, and the freshly emptied barrels were immediately shipped to us cold which preserved the integrity of the barrel and the beautiful bourbon flavor.”
Bourbon Barrel Stout has notes of sweet milk chocolate, smooth vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Upon barrel aging, traces of oak and caramel come forward. The bourbon barrels have a remarkable effect on the beer. In turn, the beer has a remarkable effect on the senses.
Odell Brewing will mark the return with a celebration on September 24th in the brewery’s tap room. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer, local food truck fare as well as live music by the Buzz Brothers band from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 750ml bottles. Full 10 state distribution