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Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Kuhnhenn is a brewery I’m pretty familiar with. Dedicated readers will remember that a few months ago, I reviewed Kuhnhenn’s Dark Heathen Triple Bock. After recently drinking Sam Adam’s 1997 Triple Bock with Russ and Paige, I remembered the other Kuhnhenn beers in my cellar and pulled their Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine. Russ has already experienced Kuhnhenn’s accomplishments with barrel-aging and I figure it’s my turn to enjoy it as well! This particular bottle is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barrel Aged, Beer, Bourbon, English Barleywine, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Reviews

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half

Originally named Kaiser Curmudgeon, Founders Brewing Company’s Curmudgeon’s Better Half receives the ‘CBS’ barrel treatment. That is, Founders takes the base beer (Curmudgeon’s Old Ale), throws it into some barrels that once held bourbon and maple syrup, and lets it rest until is resembles something to be enjoyed as a dessert – or breakfast, if you are like the Curmudgeon on the label and enjoy this with your pancakes. A true breakfast of champions. This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Founders Brewing Co., Old Ale, Reviews

Firestone Walker 15th Anniversary Ale

Firestone Walker 15th Anniversary Ale

Earlier this month, I reviewed Firestone Walker’s 14th Anniversary Ale, which featured a big proportion of stouts compared to their latest anniversary ale. The official blend ratio according to Firestone Walker is: -76% Barley Wine style beers, 19% Stout and 5% Imperial IPA -Beers included: Helldorado, DDBA, Sticky Monkey, Parabola, Velvet Merkin, Good Foot, Bravo, and Double Jack Add in aging within bourbon, brandy, and wine barrels and this seems like a recipe for success. Firestone Walker 15th Anniversary … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Strong Ale, Barleywine, Beer, Bourbon, Brandy, Firestone Walker, Imperial Stout, Wine