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Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

I was pretty excited when I found out Goose Island was releasing a Bourbon County Brand Stout variant that contained raspberries and blackberries, but was also not exactly convinced I would actually be able to ever taste it. Luckily, I was able to trade a Founders CBS and some other things for one a few months back. I forced myself to hold onto it so more people could share this opportunity…but it wasn’t easy! I pulled this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Goose Island Brewing Co., Heaven Hill, Imperial Stout

Release: Duclaw Brewing Company in DC @ The Big Hunt

Release: Duclaw Brewing Company in DC @ The Big Hunt

When I saw the below tweet from Big Hunt bartender Dave Coleman I knew I had no choice but to trek into the District last Thursday. I mean come on, two bourbon barrel aged offerings and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale (BSDA) weighing in at 14% ABV? You’re pulling at my heartstrings.  Duclaw Brewing Company is known for their big beers (see Colossus, a 22% ABV Imperial IPA), but none had graced my palate with its presence … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Release, DuClaw Brewing Co., Heaven Hill, Imperial Porter, Old Ale, Pent

Better From The Barrel: Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)

Better From The Barrel: Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)

Kuhnhenn Brewing Company is not a brewery I can say I was very familiar with until a few months ago when I was offered a few of their beers in a trade. After looking up the kinds of beers they were involved with, and the well above average ABVs (and ratings), I was sold. Today’s post fits nicely into our Cellar column and our Better From The Barrel column as I have Fourth Dementia and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Better From The Barrel?, Cellar, Heaven Hill, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Old Ale

Bourbon Barrel Central PA

Bourbon Barrel Central PA

While visiting Central Pennsylvania back in December to watch my high school football team (Tyrone) romp through the Pennsylvania State Playoffs, a few lucky turn of events led to me having the opportunity to enjoy two Heaven Hill bourbon barrel aged offerings from small, local breweries. The first of which was at Otto’s Pub and Brewery, in between the i99 and Penn State University on Atherton Street. This is one of the breweries that aided … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Elk Creek Aleworks, Heaven Hill, Imperial Stout, Otto's Brewery, Porter