Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders Underground Mountain Brown will be Barrel-Aged release #4

Founders Underground Mountain Brown

Founders Underground Mountain Brown will be the 4th release in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series this August. 

Brewery fans know this beer under a different name, Barrel-Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown. Founder takes an imperial brown ale, adds Sumatra coffee, and ages it in bourbon barrels in their caves for nearly a year. This release follows new margarita-inspired Mas Agave, presumably on shelves now.

FOUNDERS MAS AGAVE, BARREL-AGED SERIES #3

A team of malts complements the bold Sumatra coffee perfectly, while time spent immersed in oak creates layers of depth and complexity. A celebration of the barrel, the bean and everything in between.

Founders Underground Mountain Brown will be available in 12- ounce and 750-milliliter bottles, as well as draft, starting in mid-August.

Style: Imperial Brown Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml, 12oz, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Mid-August 2019

ABV TBD

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Whiskey barrel-aged Creature Comforts Life in Flux debuts in June

Creature Comforts Life in Flux

Creature Comforts Life in Flux debuts from the brewery’s Wood Cellar in June. 

The Athens, Georgia based brewery has blended an imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels from 1Ams 17 to 25 months. These barrels represent the best barrels at that point in time.

Expect this beer to be an annual release, snapshotting the barrel program at that moment in time.

Creature Comforts Life In Flux will be available in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery starting June 1st.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited, Brewery only release.
Debut: 6/1/19

13% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts.

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Bruery

Black Forest Cake inspired: The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

German chocolate cake in a can? This is it. The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is now available.

It’s no secret that The Bruery loves big flavorful beers, and this oddly named release is no different. If our German is even close to correct, Geburtstagskranz means “birthday wreath”. The wreath is typically a decorated wooden circle where candles are lit instead of putting them on the birthday cake.

While that tradition is typically for kids, this beer is definitely for adults. The base beer is an imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cacao nibs, and tart cherries. The Bruery describes this release as “rich, with notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and tart juicy cherries”.

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is available in 16oz cans ($12) and 4-packs ($42) each. Limited release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Cacao Nibs. Tart Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: Early May 2019

9.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Firestone Walker Brewing, New Releases

Firestone Walker releases wine barrel-aged ‘Napa Parabola’

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola, a barrel-aged beer/wine cross over release, debuts this week.

Parabola, Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Russian imperial stout, is quite well-known amongst beer drinkers, first released in 2006. The brewery is situated in Paso Robles, California deep in wine country. The wine culture has had a lot of influence on the brewery, especially in Firestone’s Anniversary blends, and in the recent year-round release, Rosalie.

Eric Ponce, Firestone’s barrel program manager, always thought Parabola would really mesh well with red wine barrels. “It was something that was always in the back of my mind, so when these rare wine barrels became available, I jumped at the opportunity. The winery didn’t want to be named—all I can say is that these barrels held some of the finest wines you’ll find in Napa Valley,” Ponce says.

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According to the brewery, the result is a beer that marries the French oak flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot barrels with the robust dark fruit, tobacco, and roasted malt flavors of Parabola.

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola starts shipping this week in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Week of May 8th, 2019

11.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Five Year Anniversary Ale debuts during April party

Creature Comforts Five Year Anniversary Ale

Creature Comforts Five Year Anniversary Ale will debut during the brewery’s anniversary party in April. 

This strong ale is blended from various ales aged in whiskey barrels from the brewery’s cellar. Creature Comforts notes the average age of the blend is 23 months.

Creature Comforts Five Year Anniversary Ale can only be found in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery on April 13th.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Brewery only release.
Debut: 4/13/19

12.8% ABV

PIC: Creature Comforts

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Coffee double barrel-aged Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten Fidy debuts in April

Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten-Fidy

Ten-Fidy has a pretty epic reputation in craft beer. This April, you are going to see it a whole new way, in the form of Oskar Blues JAHVanilla.

This edition of Ten-Fidy is a blend of bourbon barrel-aged stout and double bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with HotBox Roasters cold brew coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. The brewery aged it slightly until the flavors blended well. Last year’s release was not blended with the double-barrel.

“The blending of double-barrel aged FIDY and barrel-aged FIDY this year is pretty special. It adds to the complexity and depth of JAHvanilla. Then we hit it with premium vanilla and cold brew and the beer hulks out with flavor.” Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues JAHvanilla Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout will only available in the brewery’s Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina taprooms on April 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Vanilla Beans. Coffee.)
Availability: 19.2 Cans
Debut: 4/20/19

14.3% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner releases Rose Pale Ale, aged in wine barrels

Shiner Rose Pale Ale

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale, a new limited seasonal arrives ahead of Spring.

You don’t hear barrel-aging and the brewers of famed Shiner Bock in the same sentence. For the second time in months, the brewery is releasing a barrel-aged beer.

Rośe Pale Ale is a collaboration with Tyler, Texas-based Kiepersol Vineyards. Shiner uses a blend of ales fermented with grape must, and aged in the winery’s white oak wine barrels.

The base beer is brewed solely with Idaho-7 hops. The final beer’s flavor is touted as having flavors of “stone fruit, sticky pine, with earthy black tea notes, with a dry, oaky finish.”

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale is available nationally for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Grape Must. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: March 2019

?? ABV