We love beer. And whiskey. And whiskey barrel aged beer. Here are a few of our favorites readily available at your local Binny's
Are you a fan of rich bourbon flavors but are looking for something besides an Imperial Stout? Time to try Allagash Curieux. This curious concoction is the result of aging Allagashs award-winning Belgian-style Triple 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.
James E. Pepper 1776 Barrel Aged Brown Ale
A relative newcomer to the barrel aged beer scene, this pick is a bit of a sleeper but a standout in its own right. While sharing some similarities in flavor to an Imperial Stout, this Imperial Brown Ale is a decadent yet surprisingly quaffable brew that is loaded with vanilla, chocolate and toffee. Rye whiskey barrel aging imparts a subtle spiciness to the finish reminiscent of sweet baking spices.
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts can sometimes be real monsters; featuring massive abvs that may need a bit of taming in the cellar before they are ready to open. If you are looking for something that is good to go, its time to meet Boris. Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout may sound intimidating, but its actually quite balanced, with bourbon notes perfectly integrated amidst layers of malt, dark fruit and spice.
Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Barrel Aged
Bourbon barrel aged beer in a six pack?! 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 impart a nuanced complexity to this malty brew that remains a modest 5.7% abv.
New Holland Dragon's Milk
New Holland has been brewing this rich, roasty and satisfying brew since 2001. Oak aging imparts flavors of vanilla, butterscotch and sweet spice that meld perfectly with its chocolatey finish. Not in the mood for a full 22oz bottle? Dragons Milk is also available in 4pks of 12oz bottles.