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Barrels, Barrels, Everywhere

Barrels, Barrels, Everywhere

Hopefully, Samuel Taylor Coleridge isn’t rolling over in his grave because of my liberal use of a line from Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I love most barrel-aged beers because of the flavors and aromas that are imparted to the beer. Many breweries these days have a barrel-aging program. Besides the beer itself there is an added bonus: an over abundance of used barrels. I had been wanting to get a used barrel to put in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barrel Aged, Cascade Brewing, Heavy Seas Beer, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

The Summer of Pumpkin

The Summer of Pumpkin

It started with a simple tweet from Honeygo Wines (@honeygowines) that Shipyard Pumpkinhead hit the shelves on June 22. It took a double take for me to realize what that tweet actually said. Then, on June 27, a Facebook photo from my local distributor Westy’s indicated that Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale just arrived. At this point, I had to take a step back and think about what was going on. It is June. Days after the summer solstice. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fruit / Vegetable Beer, Shipyard Brewing, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Cellar: Weyerbacher Riserva

Cellar: Weyerbacher Riserva

This week I sat down for three straights days of three vintages of Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s American Wild Ale: Riserva. Weyerbacher thought highly of the most recent batch, saying before the release: Riserva is an 11.7% abv amber ale, fermented with wild yeast and red raspberries. In choosing the barrels to blend specifically for this year’s batch, we were able to achieve an absolutely beautiful taste profile that’s the epitome of the sour beer experience. We … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Cellar, Weyerbacher Brewing Co.