Tag Archive: bourbon barrel aged

Bourbon Barrel Baltic Sunrise, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA)

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How do you view beer?  Is it something which augments a dinner or social engagement?  Is it something you love in its own right?  Your answer to that question may impact how you like some of the ultra-big and -heavy beers that exist on the fringes of the Virginia beer scene.  If you enjoy beer just to enjoy beer, the layered complexity and boldness of something that took a year (or more) just to make it to your glass may be lost entirely.  I'm always reminded of this when we have some (non-craft beer type) friends over, and I'm gushing…

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Barrel-Aged Vanilla Bean Hobo Stout (2016), Caboose Brewing Co. (Vienna, VA)

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If Labor Day is the unofficial start of Autumn, then that means it's time for campfires and the occasional big beer.  I kept one in reserve for months just for the occasion, to share with a neighbor who has a thing for big stouts.  This was an original batch beer that represented my first attempt at cellaring.  A good choice, even if I didn't capture notes from the release to be able to do a solid comparison.  As for waiting nearly two months to get the post up?  Well, it seemed a bit premature to start talking campfires and Stouts…

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