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Barrel-aged craft beer is outstanding

Barrel-aged craft beer is outstanding

One of the great things about the craft brewing industry is the great range of diversity we have in our brews. From barleywine to barrel-aged craft beer like Backwoods Bastard and more, there seems to be no end to the variety of brews we have to choose from. This post is focused on barrel-aged craft beer that we really love. What are the characteristics of a barrel-aged craft beer? Barrel-aged craft beer can be found in as great a variety as the brewing styles themselves. This is due to the fact that so many different brewing styles can be barrel […]

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Jun 23, 2017

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Hit me with both barrels

Hit me with both barrels

Brewpubs and taprooms all over the United States are gearing up for the warmer months of the year as Spring roars in.  Changing out their taps and prepping with some new brews, they are well-prepared for the craft beer frenzy that will commence later in the season when folks start to feel those summer jitters hit them and start bellying up to their favorite bar for a great craft brew.  The craft brewing industry has seen a wide variety of brews and craft breweries come and go in the past few years, but one thing is certain, there is no […]

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May 4, 2017

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Bourbon Aged Brews are Great: Heading to the Backwoods

Bourbon Aged Brews are Great:  Heading to the Backwoods

Founders Brewing Company is celebrating twenty years of history with the craft brewing industry and we’re taking some time to feature their amazing brews this week.  With nearly two dozen outstanding craft brews on the market and a huge following of enthusiasts world-wide, this brewing company has made major strides over the years.  Coming up from a simple start that nearly landed them in bankruptcy, they’ve surged forward to create brews that win medals all over the world and gain top rankings on sites like BeerAdvocate and RateBeer.  We’re proud of the accomplishments they’ve pulled out of their hats and […]

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Apr 12, 2017

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Do you like barrel aged craft beer?

Do you like barrel aged craft beer?

Here’s why you may want to consider trying a craft beer that was aged in a wine barrel or cask. Everyone seems to know that many Imperial Stouts are aged in bourbon barrels.  In fact, I have written about bourbon barrel-aged craft beers before.  Sometimes you get a “Scotch” burn and sometimes you get sweet oak.  This type of craft beer is interesting, to say the least. So, you have probably heard about blonde ales aged in Chardonnay barrels and casks or brown ales aged in red wine barrels.  The barrel aging is definitely not a trend in the world of […]

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Dec 31, 2016