Fort Collins, Colo.—On September 13, 2010, Odell Brewing will release the latest batch of its Bourbon Barrel Stout. Part of the brewery’s Single Serve series of beers, Bourbon Barrel Stout is an Imperial Stout aged in oak Bourbon barrels.
This summer, three Odell brewers traveled to Kentucky to hand select the aging barrels for Bourbon Barrel Stout. They visited a variety of distilleries examining thousands of different barrels and decided on barrels from the Maker’s Mark distillery.
Bourbon Barrel Stout was aged in these charred oak barrels for months and then blended to create the final batch. The 10.5% ABV stout was then bottled in 750 ml cork and cage finish bottles where it conditioned for another two weeks.
“The delicate vanilla and maple candy Bourbon aromas give way to a panoply of smells that include chocolate, caramel, roasted almonds and coffee,” said Andrew Nagy in his review of the beer for Cigar Aficionado. “The stout is well balanced to the palette as molasses, mocha and chocolate flavors start and then turn to the familiar whiskey taste of wood, vanilla and root beer candy, followed by a finish of coffee and toasted marshmallow.”
Odell Brewing will celebrate the return of Bourbon Barrel Stout, with an uncorking party on Saturday, September 11th from 4 – 6 p.m. in the brewery’s tap room. Guests can enjoy samples of the beer as well as live music by Better Than Bacon, and Acoustic Gripweed. Bourbon Barrel Stout is available in the brewery’s nine state distributor region at a suggested retail price of $14.99 per bottle.
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Odell Brewing was recently named “Brewery of the Year” by 5280 Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for Woodcut No. 3, silver medal for India Barleywine, silver medal for Red Ale, and bronze for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2010 Australian International Beer Awards – silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling, and bronze for IPA. 2010 World Beer Cup® - bronze for Red Ale. 2010 Denver International Beer Competition – silver for IPA, and silver for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2009 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival – silver medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, bronze medal for 90 Shilling. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, silver for 90 Shilling, and silver for IPA. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA, silver for Double Pilsner, silver for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red.