November is ON. Winter’s coming and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with more exciting offerings you’re gonna want have around.
Something To Aspire To (Fort Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing and Four Roses Bourbon announced the 2021 version of a cutting-edge barrel-aged release that was first introduced in 2018. Crafted using a custom-built, proprietary infusion method, New Belgium Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale is a 9% ABV special release which pulls flavors from bourbon-steeped charred oak and marries it with a malty sweet Amber Ale.
“The process of brewing Oakspire is truly a brewer’s take on distilling, turning bourbon-soaked oak char into a unique and delicious beer,” said Astrid Moresco, Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing. “We loved collaborating with Four Roses to bring Oakspire to life. If you love bourbon – or just love beer – this is one you must try.”
An Abomination (Portland, OR) – Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first B Corp brewery in the Pacific Northwest, is releasing a Bourbon Barrel Aged take on its classic Winter Ale. Aged for over nine months in specially curated bourbon barrels, HUB Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Winter Ale is a MASSIVE 11.3% ABV limited release with complex vanilla, spice and citrus notes.
“Mr. Abom is out of hibernation and rolling the barrels around the brewery once again!” said Christian Ettinger, Founder & Brewmaster at Hopworks. “The bounty of warming vanilla and caramel flavors meld perfectly with the citrus and pine hop notes in this winter ale.”
Get Wrecked (Hood River, OR) – With the holidays nearing Full Sail Brewing is returning a seasonal favorite as part of its Strong Current Double IPA Series. A four-time Gold Medal winner, Full Sail Wreck the Halls Double IPA is an 8.5% ABV India Pale Ale / Winter Warmer hybrid that is brewed with rich pale and crystal malts and copious quantities of Centennial hops.
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