Not Completely sure about this one...
Who said the big boys in beer don't think outside the lines at times? I just stumbled across a holiday packaging from Anheuser Busch called Michelob Celebrate. It says "Oak-Aged Dark Vanilla-2005" on the box and the following description:
"This limited edition holiday lager is hand-crafted by our master brewers with real vanilla beans and aged on bourbon barrel oak. Richly aromatic, Michelob Celebrate delivers a unique flavor perfect to toast special occasions."
I bought the only two packages I saw but will be looking for others so I can taste one here and bring at least a couple with me to the Sampler for, well, sampling. I did get two nice fluted snifters in the packaging. I just wonder if by "aged on bourbon barrel oak" they mean they put barrel staves in with the brew in the way they add the beechwood strips for brewing Budweiser or if it was aged in the barrel????