Tuesday, July 28, 2009

August Barrel-aged Beer Release

It's that time of the month again...time to release another barrel-aged beer from our growing collection of rare one-off beers stored in the depths of our brewery in Burien.

In West Seattle we'll trot out five gallons of blended sour beer. We took two different beers (Red and Blonde von Boorian) and aged them each for nine months in French oak barrels that had been inoculated w/ Brettanomyces yeast. This served to sour both beers, each in their own way. Then we blended the two together to create something that turned out to be greater than the sum of its parts.

Our Burien beer will be the No Doubt Stout aged in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel. There are mild hints of char owing to the way bourbon barrels are prepared and a wee bit of vanilla imparted from the oak. It's not very boozy, but still begs to be sipped slowly and savoured.

Both kegs will be pouring starting Saturday, August 1st. Don't wait too long, though. They usually disappear pretty quickly.

No comments: