Few beers are in higher demand than bourbon barrel aged beer; with beers like Goose Islands Bourbon County Stout drawing long lines and selling out in minutes. Thankfully brewers throughout the country are filling more barrels than ever and several breweries are offering barrel aged options all year round. Here are some must try bourbon brews to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month this September.
Are you a fan of rich bourbon flavors but are looking for something besides an Imperial Stout? Time to pick up a bottle of Allagash Curieux. This curious concoction is the result of aging Allagashs award winning Belgian Tripel in Jim Beam Bourbon barrels. Fruity and creamy with soft carbonation that delivers waves of vanilla, toffee and coconut. So deliciously drinkable its hard to believe this opulent brew clocks in at 11% abv.*
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Rich, roasty and satisfying, New Holland has been brewing this dependable favorite since 2001. Oak aging imparts flavors of vanilla, butterscotch and sweet spice that meld perfectly with its big mocha finish. Not in the mood for a full 22oz? Dragons milk is also available in 4pks of 12oz bottles.
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
Anderson Valley partnered with Wild Turkey to create this deliciously drinkable barrel aged offering. Brimming with chocolate, vanilla and oak, it is complex without being too heavy.
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
This is a hidden gem from an unsung hero. On the nose its an intoxicating mix of vanilla, toffee, dates and roasted pecans. It is rich and decadent with notes of cocoa and coffee, leading to a bright spirited finish. As good as it is fresh, this stout also ages beautifully making it an affordable candidate for building up your BEER CELLAR.*
Tyranena Rocky's Revenge
Bourbon barrel aged beer in a six pack?! Thats right, Tyranenas Rockys Revenge is a blend of two brown ales, one of which is aged in Bourbon barrels. By mixing the two ales, subtle bourbon notes contribute nuanced complexity to this malty brew that remains a modest 5.7% abv.
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