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  1. #11
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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    One of the best and most consistent Barrel Aged beers is Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. They use Heaven Hill barrels for this. They do a good job with it and it cellars wonderfully. They have a very limited release coming out this winter that has been in a Pappy 23 barrel.

    Being from CO, I'm partial to Great Divide's barrel aged Yeti and Hibernation. They use Stranahan's barrels. I think the young barrel definitely impacts the taste. Also, our desert like humidity is not ideal for barrel aging. I think the yeti goes in the barrel around 10% and comes out 9 months later at 12%. I don't think they do any secondary fermentation in the barrel. Most of that is evaporation.

    Other good BA beers are:

    Kuhnhenn barrel aged barley wine
    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
    Deschutes Mirror Mirror barleywine
    Hoppin Frog BA Boris stout
    Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
    Anything from a Barrel from The Bruery
    Lost Abbey Bourbon Angel's Share (the brandy version is not very good)
    Port Older Viscosity

    The only negative thing about the barrel aged beers is they are tough to find. They typically come out once a year in limited quantities. They usually don't get distributed very far from the breweries. I always grab a handful of them when I see them.

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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    I should also mention that a B.Nektar Meadery within walking distance of my house has been making a bourbon barrel mead.

    http://www.bnektar.com/
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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Quote Originally Posted by BradleyC View Post
    One of the best and most consistent Barrel Aged beers is Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. They use Heaven Hill barrels for this. They do a good job with it and it cellars wonderfully. They have a very limited release coming out this winter that has been in a Pappy 23 barrel.

    Being from CO, I'm partial to Great Divide's barrel aged Yeti and Hibernation. They use Stranahan's barrels. I think the young barrel definitely impacts the taste. Also, our desert like humidity is not ideal for barrel aging. I think the yeti goes in the barrel around 10% and comes out 9 months later at 12%. I don't think they do any secondary fermentation in the barrel. Most of that is evaporation.

    Other good BA beers are:

    Kuhnhenn barrel aged barley wine
    Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
    Deschutes Mirror Mirror barleywine
    Hoppin Frog BA Boris stout
    Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
    Anything from a Barrel from The Bruery
    Lost Abbey Bourbon Angel's Share (the brandy version is not very good)
    Port Older Viscosity

    The only negative thing about the barrel aged beers is they are tough to find. They typically come out once a year in limited quantities. They usually don't get distributed very far from the breweries. I always grab a handful of them when I see them.
    Welcome, and thanks for the informative first post.

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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Foothills (Winston-Salem, NC) is releasing their Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate this Friday at 4pm .. of course it has to be 2 hours away at 4pm on a Friday! They release their regular Sexual Chocolate every winter in bottles, this is the first time ever releasing this version however. It is aged in PVW 23 barrels.

    I'm a whore for barrel aged beers, from ANY barrels, but this is the beer that made me go buy my very first bottle of bourbon, which just so happened to be ORVW 23 (opted for ORVW cause it was put into barrels with 2 weeks of the day I was born)!

    Pelican Pub and Brewery in Oregon also has a release coming up in the next few months, of a beer previously called The Perfect Storm, but this year has been changed to Mother of All Storms. A wonderful wonderful english style barleywine aged in 1998 Evan Williams Bourbon Barrels.

    The Oregon Coast is famous for its winter storms. Exciting, tumultuous, captivating, their allure is unmistakable. But on rare occasions, there's one both mighty and generous. Just such a one is what inspired The Mother of All Storms. Based on Stormwatcher's Winterfest, our English-style barleywine, The Mother of All Storms spent four months aging in 1998 Evan Williams Bourbon barrels. Now at its peak, The Mother of All Storms delivers flavors of deep toasted malt, bourbon and oak. The finish rewards with whispers of vanilla, toffee and caramel. Best enjoyed with gusts exceeding 60 mph.
    YUM. And they ship, but at $20 bottle and having to buy a case, it wasn't cheap! A very under rated beer the last two years, but people have definitely caught on.

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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Sexual Chocolate!
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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Just picked up a Widmer Bros. "Brothers' Reserve" Barrel Aged BRRRBON. They take their Winter Seasonal BRRR and age it in KY Bourbon Barrels for 4 months. Haven't tried it yet, but hope to over the weekend.
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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Just picked up a Widmer Bros. "Brothers' Reserve" Barrel Aged BRRRBON. They take their Winter Seasonal BRRR and age it in KY Bourbon Barrels for 4 months. Haven't tried it yet, but hope to over the weekend.
    What's the price?

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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    What's the price?
    It wasn't cheap. $12 for a 22 oz. bottle.
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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    It wasn't cheap. $12 for a 22 oz. bottle.
    That's why I asked. Wine prices.

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    Re: Bourbon Beer Barrel Database

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    That's why I asked. Wine prices.
    For me, that's more than I pay for wine.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

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