Widmer Brothers’s annual release, Brrrbon, looks to be getting some extra attention in 2013. The brew, (a winter warmer) already arrives seasonally in two additions – bourbon barrel aged, and regular. Now, meet a new variant – Vanilla Barrel Aged Brrrbon’ 13. For this edition, the brewers added vanilla beans to the aging beer in the bourbon barrels. That means even more vanilla notes than before. Let the weather cool down before you start thinking about this one.
… The addition of vanilla beans heightens the vanilla character imparted by the barrels, and adds a delicious layer of complexity to the beer’s oak and caramel character, making for a smooth winter warmer perfect for the season.