Topic Archives: Old Ales

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Westbrook Brewing Co

Westbrook Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale Released

Westbrook Raver's Extra Ripe Old Ale

Westbrook Brewing Company (Mt. Pleasant, SC) just released Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale. The beer is an old ale, aged 50% bourbon barrels, 25% in red wine barrels, and 25% brandy barrels.

Dust off those glowsticks and get ready to rave once again etith this ripe and funky old ale spiked with brettanomyces and aged for one year in a blend of bourbon, apple brandy, and red wine barrels. Yep!

Westbrook Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale is available at the brewery only on draft and 22oz bombers.

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Brandy, Wine Barrels, Bourbon Barrels)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Brewery only, no distribution.

8.2% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Straight To Ale

Straight To Ale Velvet Evil. Boozy Dessert Is Served

Straight to Ale Velvet Evil bottle

How about a little devil Elvis? Straight to Ale Velvet Evil takes aim at bottles.

The base beer is an old ale, same as used in Unobtanium and Illudium. Velvet Evil, reaches its full potential with the addition of coffee, raspberry and chocolate. Evil dessert is served, momma.

Straight to Ale Velvet Evil will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style: Old Ale (w/ Coffee, Chocolate, Raspberries.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Released: January, 2015

13% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Great Divide

Great Divide Hibernation Ale, A Can Potential

Great Divide Hibernation Ale Cans

Great Divide Hibernation Ale is among the potential cans when the brewery goes aluminum in 2015. Great Divide has built into their $38 million dollar plans, a canning line.

Year round Titan IPA will presumably be among the first can offerings, with Hibernation Ale arriving as a seasonal when is releases in later 2015.

HIBERNATION ALE has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character.

Great Divide Hibernation Ale will be a 12oz cans. The canning line is slated to go live in late-spring/summer, 2015.

Style: Old Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. (12oz Cans, 2015 Potential)

8.7% ABV

Posted in Flying Fish Brewing, Headlines

Flying Fish Celebrates a New Jersey Milestone

Flying Fish Brewery will pay homage to New Jersey history with NJ350 Anniversary Ale. Long before the state was named, a Dutch brewery resided in modern day Hoboken.

NJ350 Anniversary Ale is an English Stock Ale brewed with molasses.

English pale malts and flaked barley meld with blackstrap molasses for a hearty and complex malt flavor. For hops, we used Cluster, the first hop cultivated in the US. The beer finishes with the more modern Simcoe and Centennial. The latter give a deep piney flavor and aroma, a nod to a state treasure – the Pine Barrens.

Style: Old Ale (w/ Molasses)
Hops: Cluster, Simcoe, Centennial
Availability: 750ml Bottles

Arrival: TBA

7.5% ABV

More: New Jersey celebrates 350 years

Posted in Headlines, Prairie Artisanal Ales

Prairie Artisanal’s Christmas Beer Features Multiple Movie References

Prairie Artisanal Ales has announced a new seasonal – The Beer That Saved Christmas. The oak aged old ale will be making its way to shelves in the coming weeks.

Interestingly, the beer label features at least five different Christmas movie references. Can you find them?

Prairie Artisanal Ales is distributed through Shelton Brothers.

Style: Old Ale (Oak Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Arrival: TBA


Posted in Duclaw Brewing

DuClaw Barrel Ages “Old Flame”

DuClaw Barrel Aged Old Flame

How does DuClaw Brewing follow up Old Flame? That would be with Barrel Aged Old Flame. Flame is an old ale with a touch of molasses.

Sooth the burn of lost love with this dark amber ale, aged in Kentucky White Oak Bourbon barrels to add the natural vanilla, charred oak and caramelized sugar flavors of the wood to the beers beguiling mix of sweet, malty aromas, dark fruit esters, rich caramel malt, and molasses. It’s heartbreakingly delicious, and always ready to… Drown your sorrow

Style: Old Ale (w/ molasses)
Hops: Goldings, Columbus
Malts: Pale malt, Dark Crystal Malt, Wheat

Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: TBA

7% ABV 

Posted in Beer News

The Bruery 5th Anniversary: Bois

Each year, The Bruery releases an anniversary brew. Each release is different, carrying a French name for the traditional wedding gift each year. 2013 marks The Bruery’s 5th year, typically marked by a gift of wood. The brewery is marking the occasion perfectly with a 100% barrel aged old ale aged in bourbon barrels.

The sturdy beer marks our fifth year, and we are grateful for the outpouring of community. Together may our supporters, our brewery and this beer grow in complexity and refinement over the years. 

Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

15% ABV