CALGARY, AB – Big Rock Brewery has announced the release of the three new beers in its Barrel Aged Edition series of small batch barrel aged beers.
Rye Barrel Aged Ale (6.2% abv), Scotch Barrel Aged Ale (7.2% abv), and Oak Flemish Red (7.8% abv) are described as follows:
Rye Barrel Aged Ale: Barreled for 6 months in rye barrels from WhistlePig, this brew is one of the most sophisticated beers in the Big Rock family. Its full, light-amber body and ambrosial rye aroma foreshadow a brew that leads with a smooth oak sensation, follows with a pinch of spice, and finishes with pale, rye and caramel malts.
Scotch Barrel Aged Ale: Introducing Big Rock’s new Scottish kingpin: this Scotch Barrel brew, complete with peated and caramel malts and Golding hops, is a true belly-warmer. Barreled for 6 months in Islay Scotch barrels from Ardbeg and Laphroig, its mild toffee and vanilla charm meshes agreeably with distinctions of dark fruit and oak. our treat for the ale-lover looking for a beer with a kick.
Oak Flemish Red: A Flemish Red with deliciously complex character, cellared for a year before bottling. This bold Belgian-style beer fuses the spicy-tart flavours of prune and raisin with the slight sour and sweetness of plum and cherry. Vienna malt, Munich malt, and Belgian Special B malt contribute to this ale’s European swagger.
The barrel-aged trio is available now in a gift pack of 3 x 500 ml bottles at select beer retailers in Alberta while supplies last.