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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Eskwar, we will be certain to save some snow for your visit.

    It is the least we can do.
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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by Eskwar View Post
    Intriguing -- thx for the heads-up, TiO. I'll be up in Cuyahoga County visiting fam in just a few weeks and will keep eyes peeled for it to at least kick the tires. That'll give my trips to the State Stores more purpose this time around (b/c OYO Bourbon just doesn't do it).
    If the OYO Bourbon (it shouldn't even be called bourbon since what is inside that bottle is blended with wheat whiskey) doesn't do it for you, you could try the other Columbus distillery's bourbon, Watershed. I prefer it to the OYO stuff, but that's not really saying much.

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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    I would argue that how freshly dumped the barrel is has much more of a role in the final beer than the distillery it came from.

    How long the beer sits in the barrels plays a factor too.

    Van Winkle barrels carry the prestige and command a premium.

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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    I've seen several BA beers promoted as having been aged in Angel's Envy barrels -- begs the question of which of the two different barrels AE resides in was used....
    "Delicious... bourbon. Brownest of the brown liquors... so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you?" -Lionel Hutz

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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    I don't believe I could pick out the barrel source in a blind tasting. Hmm, think I'll go pour some Bourbon.
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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by P&MLiquorsEric View Post

    Van Winkle barrels carry the prestige and command a premium.
    Bingo.



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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by soonami View Post
    Bourbon barrel aged beers is how I got into bourbon. I was a huge craft beer fan before I came over to bourbon. Some of the best (highest rated) beers in the world are aged in VW barrels like:

    Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Olde Hickory Old Rabbits Foote
    Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
    Barrel Aged Dark Lord
    FiftyFifty Eclipse
    ...
    How did you get BA Sexual Chocolate? I was told it was only available on tap at the brewery. Though, I did secure a case this past summer of the 22 oz Foothill's BBA People's Porter which Foothills says is also aged in PVW barrels.
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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    How did you get BA Sexual Chocolate? I was told it was only available on tap at the brewery. Though, I did secure a case this past summer of the 22 oz Foothill's BBA People's Porter which Foothills says is also aged in PVW barrels.
    It's a one-day special brewery release. I didn't go, but traded with someone that did.

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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    Barrels can be rejuvenated if they have dried out after the liquor was dumped.

    The general thought with barrel aged beers is the shorter amount of time in wood is more bourbon flavor (or whisky, rum, etc.) and less oak flavor. The longer time in barrel gives more oak and less spirit flavor. Time in barrel is the biggest factor with the end result in barrel aged beers.

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    Re: Beer aged in Van Winkle barrels

    My buddies cut me in on 6 of the Hopping Frog. It's pretty tasty, but I was hoping to find more of the Bourbon in there than I did.
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