Topic Archives: Barrel Aged

Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders Underground Mountain Brown ships mid-August

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

11.9% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Modern Times Beer
Posted in New Beers, The Bruery
Posted in New Beers, The Bruery
Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, The Unknown Brewing Co.

This “Bright Ass Tank Top” from Unknown Brewing kicks off summer

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top can

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is back in action as summer kicks up, slamming big flavors together in one canned package.

Key limes may be one of the most popular additions in craft beer these days. Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top has them in the base gose, plus Nicaraguan rum barrels. Brewery founder Brad Schell told Beer Street Journal of his excitement to find such great rum barrels.

“They smell like being drunk on a beach or being a pirate.”- Brad Schell

The base beer is a gose brewed with sea salt and key limes, then aged in the rum barrels for over three months.

The result? A bold beer. There are a few key lime flavored beers running around out there these days. While some just taste a little citrusy, Bright Ass Tank Top doesn’t let you forget what it is. A rum filled gose that is full of key lime juice. You can’t miss a bright as shit tank top walking by you. You won’t forget this beer either.

Unknown Bright Ass Tank Top is available once again in 16-ounce cans and draft by the end of June (in time for July 4th).

Style: Gose (w/ Sea Salt, Key Limes. Barrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Distribution: NC, SC, GA
Latest Return: Late June 2019

4.1% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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