Barrel Aged

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:21
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer (2013), Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Fort Worth TX Style: Winter Warmer ABV: 8.50% The cold season here in North Texas is slowly melting away so I figured I better get this one out quick. There won’t be much time left to enjoy it. Now, I’m always a fan of trying new combinations, but my…

Prairie Coffee Okie, a badder-ass brown ale

Sunday, 06 March 2016 23:35
Prairie Coffee Okie, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Brown Ale, aged in whiskey barrels with roasted coffee added ABV: 13.00% I had just recently discovered Prairie Okie and was very much blown away by it. When I heard that there was a coffee version of it coming, I put it on my calendar and waited patiently. When I…

Prairie Okie, a badass brown ale

Sunday, 24 January 2016 19:49
Prairie Okie, Prairie Artisan Ales, Tulsa OK Style: American Brown Ale, aged in oak whiskey barrels ABV: 12.00% I picked this beer up somewhat begrudgingly. I say begrudgingly simply because I’m not a fan of brown ales. I find them to be too light in the body. The one American Brown Ale that I’ve tried that I really do enjoy…

Insula Multos Collibus

Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:59
Insula Multos Collibus, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 9.70% I love Avery Brewing Company. Not only are their brews some of my favorites, but they appeal to the base promiscuity in most craft beer drinkers by always having new stuff constantly being produced. Last year I was saddened by the fact that their excellent sour ale,…

I found me some summer beers ...finally

Friday, 24 July 2015 20:47
Rodenbach Grand Cru, Brouwerij Rodenbach N.V., Belgium Style: Flanders Red Ale ABV: 6.00% So I searched last summer, with disdain in my heart, looking for beer styles that are suitable for summer drinking. I really wanted to find a thirst quenching drink for the scorching Texas heat. Try drinking a bourbon barrel aged Imperial Mega Stout with cocoa nibs and ancho…

Rahr & Sons Iron Joe

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 22:09
Iron Joe, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Fort Worth TX Style: Scotch Ale aged in oak barrels with Avoca Coffee ABV: 8.00% My favorite brew from Rahr has always been the Iron Thistle. It’s the first beer I grab when I hit up the monthly Fridays on the Green. The light body and dark, slightly sweet flavor hits the right balance…

Barrel Aged Legion

Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:15
Barrel Aged Legion, Community Beer Company, Dallas TX Style: Russian Imperial Stout, aged in bourbon and whiskey barrels ABV: 11.60% I’ve had my fair share of barrel aged beers, most good and some bad. I think, for the most part, if you start with a good base beer, the barrel aging only adds to the flavor. Of course you have…

Avery 5 Monks

Monday, 26 January 2015 18:00
Avery 5 Monks, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder CO Style: Quadrupel, aged in bourbon barrels ABV: 19.39% So what the heck is a “Quintupel,” you ask? It’s kind of like a Belgian Quadrupel but multiplied by 1.25. Really? No, of course not! Avery’s been doing some interesting things with their Barrel Aged Series, that includes Rumpkin, which we reviewed earlier. Rumpkin…

No Label Perpetual Peace

Friday, 05 December 2014 18:00
Perpetual Peace, No Label Brewing Company, Katy TX Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy, Aged in Bourbon Barrels ABV: 11.62% We’ve reviewed one other Scotch Ale on DocHophead, Old Chub Nitro and the bourbon barrel variation of Old Chub. Both are excellent brews, but the latter is special release only and is not available on the shelves, only on tap.…

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub

Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:00
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub, Oskar Blues, Lyons CO Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy ABV: 8.00% Photography by Julio César Cedillo Is it fair to even review this beer? It came with Chris “Gubna” Katechis straight from Oskar Blues to the The Bearded Lady. I could only find it listed on one website, RateBeer.com. Beeradvocate and even Oskar Blues…

Prairie Wine Barrel Noir

Saturday, 04 October 2014 19:00
Prairie Wine Barrel Noir, Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs OK Style: Imperial Stout aged in red wine barrels ABV: 11.00% Barrels. I’m amazed how often this topic has come up in conversation lately. I was recently having a drink with a friend at the Gingerman whose cousin works at Goose Island Brewery where they are trying every type of barrel aging…

The Big Texas Beer Fest 2014

Monday, 09 June 2014 19:00
Photography by Julio César Cedillo The Big Texas Beer Fest was the first beer fest I had attended. I always wanted to attend a festival but they never previously aligned with my schedule. Also beer lineups were never previously intriguing. I had ordered VIP tickets to this event months in advance at the suggestion of Julio Cedillo (fellow hophead and…

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:00
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout 2013, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL  Style: American Double / Imperial Stout  ABV: 13.40%  Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee added  I’ve been learning a lot about brewing companies lately. A good test of how far along the yellow brick road to beer nirvana you are can be measured, in part, by your…