Barrel Aged Beers

Simply put judges LOVE barrel aged beers because it adds exciting new depths of aroma and flavour to beer. When aging beer in a barrel, the beer will initially absorb some of the various chemical compounds present in the exposed wood as well as any leftover flavours from the previous wine or spirit that was in said barrel. The real fun begins when over time the beer will soak deep into the staves before being pushed back out again, that step imparts rich and delicate flavours to the beer. Those are truly special beers that are sought after and have the ability to mature for many years. It’s very exciting for me to see our industry embrace barrel-ages beers aand produce them on a more consistent and high level. John Papavacilopoulos

BEST IN CLASS

Grizzly Paw Gin Barrel-Aged Evolution IPA
Alberta, Canada
$14-16 (650mL) CSPC 793466

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Brewsters Bourbon aged Russian Imperial Stout
Alberta, Canada
$13-15 (650mL) CSPC 801786

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