Fernet? That’s New


I have never imbibed Fernet but even without that experience I am glad to see Odell’s Fernet Aged Porter, “an imperial porter aged in the barrels of the famous liqueur.” Why? Because bourbon barrels are a little played out in my opinion and craft brewing should always be trying new things and if one of the many flavors described below are found in this beer (brewed with lavender, honeysuckle, ginger root, bitter aloe, dandelion root, rose pedals, chamomile, and peppermint) , it could be a complex joy to drink.

I also don’t know much about this Fernet, but it is from Leopold Brothers Distillery and I have tasted other beers aged in their spirits and they have been wonderful.