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.
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.
This beer was a massive hit at the 2017 Shelton Brothers Festival in Atlanta. On September 1st, Three Taverns German Chocolate Helm’s Deep will be found in bottles for the first time.
Another strong entry in Beer Street Journal’s highly unofficial “dessert beer” category, Three Taverns German Chocolate Helm’s Deep definitely delivers. The 13% alcohol by volume imperial stout has been aging in Sherry barrels and infused with coconut and espresso coffee. Calories don’t count here.
Infused with espresso and toasted coconut before aging in Sherry barrels, this variant of Helm’s Deep produces flavors of German chocolate cake drizzled with coffee and rich Sherry sweetness.
Three Taverns German Chocolate Helm’s Deep will be available in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery on September 1st.
Three Taverns Third Age, a barrel-aged old ale, will debut in January.
The strong ale has been aging in PX Sherry barrels, resulting in a very “intense” flavor experience according to the brewery.
…rich with the aroma and flavor of dark fruit, caramel and the intense complexities of sherry and oak.
Earlier this month, Helm’s Deep, another strong barrel-aged beer was released on a special tour at the brewery.
Three Taverns Third Age made a preview appearance at Atlanta’s Strong Beer Fest. 750 milliliter bottles will be available on a ticket tour at the brewery on January 14th, 2017.
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam has returned to the Portland, Oregon based taproom this week. This weekend, you can buy bottles to go once again.
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam is the brewery’s Adam, an old ale, aged with Oregon black cherries. The beer is subsequently aged in both bourbon and sherry casks.
The fruit lends a sweet tartness to the finish, melding with the wood and adding a new dimension of complexity.
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam is a limited draft and 12 ounce bottle offering.
Jester King Synthesis Analogous, a new blend of farmhouse ales, releases Friday, September 18th.
The inspiration for Jester King Synthesis Analogous, comes from a few sources. Initially, how Belgian brewing legends Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen do second fermentations on some of their fruited beers. That process prompted Jester King to referment the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite to create La Vie en Rose.
Blackberries from Nocturne Chrysalis Blend #2 were refermented in a young farmhouse ale. That beer needed more time to mellow and smooth out, so it was in blended with La Vie en Rose (brewed with raspberries) and matured in Spanish sherry barrels.
We felt the nutty, caramel character from the sherry barrels would add a nice roundness to the blend over time. The ratio of the blend was 2:1 in favor of the beer refermented with blackberries from Nocturn Chrysalis. It matured in sherry barrels for over a year prior to packaging this July.
Jester King Synthesis Analogous will be available in the taproom on Friday September 18th, at 4 pm in 750 milliliter bottles.
5.6% ABV, 14 IBUs
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Jester King Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite arrives in time for the Labor Day weekend.
As the name suggests, Jester King Sherry Barrel Rubicite is the raspberry laden American wild ale, aged for 15 months in Spanish sherry.
The base Rubicite was brewed in 2013, and matured in oak barrels for a year. In true Jester King fashion the beer was blending in Spring of 2014, then refermented with raspberries. From there, it was racked to the sherry barrels until July, 2015.
Jester King Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite was released Friday, September 4th in 330ml bottles at the brewery in Austin, Texas. it was sold out in a matter of hours.
7% ABV, 7 IBUs
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Deschutes Brewery (Bend & Portland, OR) is releasing a special edition of their Batchelor Bitter. As a reward for the Deschute Pub loyal, Veronica Vega, Assistant Brewmaster and brewing team upped the recipe a bit, and then aged it in sherry, pinot and bourbon barrels. Think of it as an extra, extra special bitter.
Deschutes The Specialist is a Pub Reserve release, only available in 22 oz bottles at Deschutes’ locations.
10% ABV, 44 IBUs