Yup, read it HERE.
I have heard about crazy beers but what Forager Brewery from Minnesota is doing is out there. What is the surface volume of an ant? Or do you put it in a hop bag? I would want to try it but maybe just a taster.
No, not a new superhero, but a new barrel blend from Firestone Walker…
Here is a little 411 on the beer, “Bourbon barrel-aged blended ale with vanilla, cocoa nibs and toasted coconut ending at 11.6% ABV.
I just saw a photo of the bottle for the fifth batch of the Duvel Barrel Aged series. It has all sorts of fun design touches from the box, to the etching in the glass, the little sticker over the cap. Not to mention the beer inside. Here are those details: “ Duvel master brewer Hedwig Neven wanted to reinvent the ‘barrel aged’ concept and went looking for a rum distillery instead of bourbon barrels. He found it on the other side of the ocean, in Barbados, a world away from the brewery in Puurs: The West Indies Rum Distillery.”
If only it would come stateside.
This month I have a second cool label, this one from Green Cheek in Anaheim.
Such a cool name and the color scheme works really well and knowing brewer Evan, this will be a heck of a beer.
As we round into autumn, thoughts turn to barrel-aged beers. On Wednesday, Beachwood, who works barrels like magicians have a wax dipped bottle for you. Draper’s Dram is a “Manhattan-inspired bourbon barrel-aged dark ale, spiced to perfection.”
Avery Brewing is up to a 59th Barrel experiment! That is crazy. And I have a soft spot for the Emerald Isle since my better half has that blood in her veins.
This beer looks very cool. Peat smoke and milk stout could be a really striking flavor profile.
Three letters is all it took for me to want to drive to the Firestone Walker Propagator to pick up beer. G I N. I love beers that use gin barrels but they are hard to come by and temperamental as tequila barrels can be. But this latest cocktail beer sounds perfect for summer.
Gunwhale has a Baitball in their line- up, and now they have a Wolfbait and it is a big beer in a 16oz can. And they start with a dark farmhouse ale before aging in barrels for 2 years. You may think that $9 is too much for one can but you (and I) have probably paid $6 or more for an IPA. And come on oak aging is awesome.
Continuing the reviews of beers bought from the Glendale Tap cellar, we go old with the 2019 barrel-aged Barleywine release of Old Jetty from El Segundo Brewing.
This ale was aged in bourbon barrels and strides in at 13.2% ABV. Old Jetty is both prickly and smooth at the same time. There is loads of bourbon character but at the same time the sweetness is restrained. A bit of syrup note here. Great brunch beer.