Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in New Releases, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company

Our Mutual Friend releases barrel-aged ‘Gratitude 8’

Our Mutual Friend Gratitude 8

Denver, Colorado’s Our Mutual Friend Brewing is releasing the 8th edition of their special Gratitude beer this weekend. 

This year’s edition is a barrel-aged imperial stout. 

The brewery is hosting their annual Gratitude Party on September 18th. Party bundles can be purchased for $65.00, which includes a Gratitude shirt, glass, 1 can of Gratitude 8, and 2 drink tickets to use at the event. 

EVENT: OUR MUTUAL FRIEND GRATITUDE 8 PARTY

Our Mutual Friend Gratitude 8 is a brewery-only release in 16-ounce cans. 

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel-Aged. Spirit barrel not specified)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery Only.

Debut: 9/18/21

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Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Headlines, Sam Adams

Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout will return

Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout

When Dogfish Head and Boston Beer merged, it was big news. After the dust settled, we were left wondering what’s next. Will it just be Sam Adams and Dogfish Head, independently but together? The sales team for Dogfish Head grew by more than 400%, and there was talk of seeing the Boston Beer logo on Dogfish Head, and vice versa. All that is just boilerplate business stuff.

Then this surfaced –  Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout.

The combination of those two things might make you a little dizzy. Besides 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout is one of Dogfish Head’s strongest beers.

Sam Adams Utopias is a blended strong ale born and blended from a plethora of barrels, hovers around 27% alcohol by volume, and runs around $200 dollars a bottle. 

Dogfish Head rested World Wide Stout for 7 months in freshly emptied Utopias barrels. Combining these two beers creates something boozy, rare, and special. If you missed the first release in March of 2020, the brewery has bottled another round. 

Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout, a jet-black, rich and roasty beer with balanced notes of espresso, cocoa, sherry and vanilla.

Like we said last year, it’s one hell of a way to intercompany collaborate.

Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged Utopias World Wide Stout will be available again soon, an actual release date hasn’t been announced yet. 

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel-Aged)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release, Delaware Only.
Debut: 3/27/20
Latest Return: Fall 2021

17.3% ABV

Posted in Buskey Cider, New Releases

1.5 years in the making: Buskey Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider

Buskey Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider

Virginia-based Buskey Cider is releasing Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider this Friday. It is one of just a handful of barrel-aged offerings by the cidery to date.

The inspiration for this cider starts with co-founder Elle Correll, who spent time in Jerez de la Frontera, part of Spain’s Andalusia region. The city is well-known for its sherry production. According to Buskey, Elle has been wanting to make a sherry barrel cider since they opened. 

MORE: BUSKEY CREATES CIDER SOFTSERVE

A barrel-fermented cider -a 100% Virginia-grown blend of Ashmead’s Kernel, Black Twig, and Winesap apples went into an Oloroso Sherry barrel in December of 2019. After 9 months, the cider was bottled and bottle conditioned for over a year. 

[This] unique bottled cider is nutty, with a raisin character with a citrusy finish.

Buskey Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider is available for pre-order now, releasing in 500-milliliter bottles on Friday, September 10th. 

Style: Hard Cider (Barrel Aged. Oloroso Sherry. )
Availability: 500ml Bottles. Limited Release. 
Debut: 9/10/21

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Posted in Coming Soon, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing’s Stouts All the Way Down gains 16th release

Orpheus - Stouts All the Way Down Vol 16

Orpheus Brewing Stouts All the Way Down Vol 16 debuts on September 3rd, a part of the brewery’s “Year 7” Anniversary. 

This is the 16th iteration of the brewery’s ongoing Stouts All the Way Down Series started an imperial stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. Which as odd as it sounds now, was very unique upon release (around the brewery’s 5th anniversary. Why? No vanilla, lactose, cereal, or other food. Just a barrel-aged imperial stout -something we basically forgot about. 

The series name draws from the mythological idea of a world turtle that supports a flat earth on its back. That turtle rests on a larger turtle, and that turtle on a… you get the idea. The stack of turtles continues indefinitely. It’s a popular example of the regress argument in epistemology. If you want to deep dive into a logical wormhole, read up on the term “infinite regress.”

This particular [Turtle] in the series is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with honey roasted peanuts and strawberries. 

Stouts All the Way Down Volume 16 will Bev available in 12.7oz bottles at the brewery starting September 3rd. 

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Honey Roasted Peanuts. Strawberries. Barrel-Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles. Limited Release

Debut: 9/3/21

13% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Barrel-Aged City in the Trees

Orpheus - Barrel-Aged City in the Trees

Orpheus Brewing Barrel-Aged City in the Trees, a dopplebock releasing as a part of the Atlanta brewery’s Year 7 Anniversary. 

This long boil dopplebock has been aged in Russel’s Reserve 9 Year Bourbon barrels. Russell’s is straight bourbon from the Wild Turkey Distillery. 

The story of Orpheus is a story of rebirth, first in his journey into and out of Hades, and finally in the transmigration of his soul into the body of a swan. We pay tribute to this rebirth with every beer we put into barrels, to be transformed by its time in the wood and reborn as something new.

Orpheus Brewing Barrel-Aged City in the Trees is available in 12.7oz bottles at the Year 7 Anniversary Party on September 3rd. 

Style: Dopplebock (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: 9/3/21

11% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Room a Thousand Years Wide

Orpheus - Room a Thousand Years Wide

Orpheus Brewing Room a Thousand Years Wide debuts as a part of the brewery’s Year 7 Anniversary Party on September 3rd. 

The base beer is a barleywine , aged in Baker’s 13 year bourbon barrels. Baker’s is a part of Jim Beam’s Small Batch line. 

The story of Orpheus is a story of rebirth, first his journey into and out of Hades, and finally the transmigration of his soul into the body of a swan. We pay tribute to this rebirth with every beer we put into barrels, to be transformed by its time in the wood and reborn as something new.

Orpheus Brewing Room a Thousand Years Wide is available in 12.7oz bottles on September 3rd. 

Style: Barleywine (Barrel-Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: 9/3/21

13.9% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Stillness Feels the Air and Shudders

Orpheus - Stillness Feels the Air and Shudders

Orpheus Brewing Stillness Feels the Air and Shudders, an imperial stout debut on the brewery’s Year 7 Anniversary weekend. 

The base beer is an imperial stout, aged 2-3 years in whiskey barrels. 

The stillness feels the air and shudders. Toiling through the hulking gate from now to always now, extant riches burning so we venerate the ashes. The oppressive sound of nothing dampens drifting calculations, but broken thoughts entwine when creeping darkness has no alibi. Constructing eternity out of discount ruins, engulfed in all that’s real to me, which takes me home amidst morass to see through smoke and ash the brief infinity we built.

Orpheus Brewing Stillness Feels the Air and Shudders will be available in 12.7oz bottles on September 3rd. 

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: 9/3/21

13.2% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases