This collaboration is a big one, perfect for a winter release. The two breweries created an imperial stout, aged in both whiskey barrels and brandy barrels, with figs and dates. After blending into the finishing tanks, Bamburana was then aged again on Amburana wood spirals. Amburna is a tropical tree native to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
“We were pleasantly surprised with the vanilla and gingerbread spice nuances this South American wood contributed into the finished beer and look forward to putting this delicious beer in front of folks,” said Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing
Oskar Blues Cigar City Bamburana is a national release in 12-ounce cans and draft starting in mid-January, 2019.
Debut: Mid-January 2019
Mother’s Brewing Brandy Barrel MILF
Green Flash Ochre Frumento will join the brewery’s Barrelmaster Reserve Series on September 17th. Incidentally, the strongest beer the brewery’s has ever released.
The base of Green Flash Ochre Frumento is a barleywine, that has aged a total of 6 years in both bourbon and brandy barrels. The final alcohol by volume is a whopping 17.5%, which is officially the strongest beer the San Diego based brewery has ever released.
It pours a deep brown and presents an aroma that is sharp and spirit-barrel forward. Prominent flavors of toffee and caramel envelop the palate, and supporting notes of ripened stone fruits with nutty complexity unfold through the finish.
The first release in the series sold out in hours – Lustrous Frumento with Coffee.
There are only 600 bottles of Green Flash Ochre Frumento available. Find it at the brewery’s Cellar 3 Facility on Saturday, September 17th.
Lakefront Brandy Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Imperial Ale
Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager is slated for a potential July release.
The base lager was brewed with Wisconsin cherries then aged in brandy barrels.
Lakefront Brandy Barrel Aged Cherry Lager will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the brewery, this beer should release in July (if all goes to plan).
Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares, a new collaboration with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. debuts this month.
The creation of Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares started back in January of 2015 when Jonathan Buford and Patrick Ware of Arizona Wilderness traveled to Jester King on a cold Texas day. In hand, the duo had Arizona pecans and Sonora white wheat. Jester King’s additions included Texas pecans and local white wheat.
The result is a new American wild ale inoculated with Jester King’s coolship’s mixed culture, aged in brandy barrels that once contained Jester King Repose.
Jester King Buford’s Roadside Wares was “momentum batch” for the brewery – a batch of beer designed to wake up airborne yeast and bacteria in the air for more spontaneously fermented beers to come that season.
Available at Jester King starting March 18th, at 4 pm.
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft
Pics via Jester King
The new beer encompasses each of the brewery’s individual strong points. In the case of Epic – barrel-aging and the fruit. For Ska, hops. The result – Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA.
We like to view the world with a rational eye, and that’s the beauty of this beer. Share it with a friend – discuss UFO’s, the existence of a soul, how could homing pigeons possibly have ESP, who shot JFK… One thing’s for certain: this collaboration between Epic and Ska, aged in Peach Street Peach Brandy Barrels, is something you can believe in.
Skeptic Barrel-Aged Peach IPA will debut at Collaboration Fest, put on by the Colorado Brewers Guild on March 19th. Distribution across Colorado, and parts of the U.S. to follow after.