Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sweetwater Brewing Pours Their Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Today!


The launch party is today and the 750 ml Cork & Cage bottle hits the stores on Monday, October 5th!

Whaddup!

SweetWater has been going extra hard this year with all of their expansion to more states up north and the launch of the Cork & Cage series—potent, experimental small-batch brews topped with yes, a cork and cage. 
The first Cork & Cage joint.
The first release of this series was the excellent peach-infused The Pit & The Pendulum Wild Ale; this time around, my constant wishes of them making a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout being realized. This silky smooth sipper at 11.2% ABV is a good one! I had a taste last week during a private media preview. Now we can actually bring a bottle home on Monday, October 6th. To confirm my praises, come through to the brewery today starting at 1 p.m. SweetWater says, “The Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a supremely rich, full-bodied imperial stout laced with subtle notes of chocolate and bourbon, acquired while aging in bourbon barrels.” I concur.
“The brewery has played with barrel aging for special releases at anniversary parties, tours and craft industry events, but this is the first barrel-aged beer we’ve released for sale,” Nick Burgoyne, part of the brewing team that created the stout, adds. “This stout is ripe for the cooler weather – it has the burly and warming characteristics of bourbon; I imagine drinking it out of a snifter by the fire. Might even have to buy a proper smoking jacket for this one.”
Speaking more on the release party at the brewery, the first 100 early birds get a limited edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout snifter, plus there will be a S’mores bar and yes, the Atlanta Falcons game will be on. The admission including a tour and tasting tickets is a measly $10 a person!
For more info, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com

See y’all there!

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