Saint Arnold Brewing’s Bishop Barrel #4, a weizenbock aged in bourbon barrels with Tejas chocolate. Get to know it from the source.
Those lovers of Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Bishop Barrel Series can look forward to the forth release this month. Saint Arnold brewer Stephen Rawlings created a weizenbock that aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs. Interestingly, after barrel aging this release, the weizen yeast – what gives this beer its flavor character, had all but disappeared. A small amount of fresh weizenbock was blended into the barrel aged batch to fix this.
There are notes of bourbon, chocolate and banana in this beer – something akin to a banana split with chocolate ice cream that perhaps grandpa spiked with a little bourbon.
Unbarrel aged Weizenbock will release alongside the BB4 for back and forth tasting fun. BB4 is only sold at bars and restaurants.
Style: Weizenbock (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz bottles, On-Premise locations only
Each year, Weyerbacher celebrates their anniversary with new one off. Last year’s Seventeen was a saison, brewed with grapefruit peel & spices. This is Eighteen, a weizenbock. Final details to follow. We’re told it will be “strong, and cellerable.”
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
To celebrate the launch of New Holland Brewing being distributed in Georgia, Terrapin Beer Co travelled to Holland, Michigan. What they produced was Social Potion, a weizenbock brewed with Michigan wheat, black currants, and pink peppercorns.
The beer debuts in Michigan and Atlanta for Atlanta Beer Week 2012. A portion of this beer has been saved for barrel aging.