Although, barrel-aged beer may not be as popular as the ubiquitous ones Foggy IPAIt is more common than not to find a few selections at your local bottle store. But like most things, Some are better Than others. Barrel beer offers a lot of interesting and complex flavors; We’ve picked six of our favorite Barrel Masters to start with. Just don’t blame us when you can’t drink anything else.
Old beer with great flavor
Old Man Hickory | Irish Walker
Brace yourself for 12 ounces of 9.7 percent of the fun in this bottle of malt beverage styled beer out from Hickory, NC. (And to be clear, this is beer, not wine.) As you’d expect from a malt wine-style beer, this beer is great with flavorful flavor. It also has hints of raisins and cherries – a lovely dark caramel hue. It goes down smoothly and is one of our top picks when we want to drink delicious beer, but we need a break from the super investment promotion agencies.
Aeneas and Jean | Original Scotch Whiskey Barrel Beer
Innis & Gunn has been calling Scotland home and the brewery has been making ancient beers as their flagship, original, since 2003. One of the reasons we are so excited to try this beer is its unique brewing method. Instead of putting beer in the barrel, very roughly, the brewers put the beer in the barrel. (Learn more about their method Here.) Away from hitting the bar in Glasgow (or at four other bar locations), you can enjoy the fruits of their labor in the comfort of your own home. Expect a little vanilla and a little toffee, both of which are augmented by letting your beer a little warm before serving.
J Wakefield Brewing | Port of Miami Pilsner
This beer from Dade County, Florida, is aged in a large cask (also known as foudre), which results in a mild, crunchy taste as you would expect from a typical Pilsner. But it is way better than basic; It casts a slightly cloudy light golden hue and has just enough acidity to keep things interesting on those days when you do nothing but watch the waves roll. This is the beer that you prefer on hot summer days.
Anchorage Brewing Company | Tide And They Took It Up Triple With Brettanomyces
If after sipping this beer your first words aren’t, “Damn it was that good,” then it means you are, not them, because this is one of the best beers we’ve had in a while. The Tide and Its Takers in Anchorage, AK, are prepared in French oak barrels, and luckily for you they come in 12.7-ounce bottles so you can grab an extra sip or two. If you are looking for a solid pick to start your journey on old-fashioned beer, this is the one.
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company | Wolver Wei Heavy Beer
No barrel-aged beer list would be complete without a nod to a beer that has been crafted and aged in a bourbon barrel. Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. This slot is on our tour by Wulver Wee Heavy Ale. Even novice beer drinkers of barrel age should be able to pick up bourbons. More Experienced beer aficionados He might also spot hints of fig, cherry, and caramel. And with 12 percent ABV, this beer feels like a celebration. Simply put, it is one of the best beers we have ever had.
Petros | Aged beer
This French oak beer is one of our favorites Sour beer Abroad. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for this (the import was brewed in Belgium), and if you find it, cover it. Entire. As with the better things in life, it takes time – in this case, the beer is two years old before it’s bottled. This is definitely a beer that should be savored, sipped and enjoyed for its dry, crunchy and balanced flavor. Trust us this time.
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