Cowbell Brewing Launches Barrel-Aged Project with ALMANAC 2018 and Imperial Stout Braggot

BLYTH, ON – Cowbell Brewing has announced the first two releases in the Barrel-Aged Project, a new series of limited edition barrel-aged beers.

Barrel-Aged ALMANAC 2018 (11.7% abv) is described as follows:

ALMANAC 2018 was brewed at the Cowbell Farm on opening day, August 5, 2017, [and] aged beautifully until its release on Cowbell’s first anniversary. This beer is a rich, full-bodied and gorgeous Barleywine. It has been matured for an entire year, left unfiltered and unpasteurized prior to being placed in a barrel.

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Braggot (8.4% abv) has the following notes:

A densely rich ale brewed with a large proportion of dark roasted specialty malts that show significant chocolate, espresso, roast, and fudge character. Raw, local honey, from Fear Apiaries in Wingham, Ontario, adds a smooth and silky mouthfeel while promoting fudgy and fruit-like flavours.

These special editions of ALMANAC 2018 and Imperial Stout Braggot were aged in freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels, resulting in beers that are “complex and multidimensional that may be enjoyed right away or left to age beautifully for years to come.”

Both beers are available now in 750 ml corked-and-caged bottles at Cowbell Brewing while supplies last.

Source & Photo: Cowbell Brewing

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