Barrel-Aging Beers: What do you want to see next?

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  1. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    I'd also like to see a Scotch/Scottish ale aged in Scotch barrels!
     
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  2. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    If you aged a beer in barrel that held nuclear slime, would you get powers like Alex Mac?
     
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  3. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    To whoever said something about the style being an overdone trend-
    Beer has probably been stored in barrels (used for other stuff) experimentally forever. Wine at first, then spirits when they came around.
     
  4. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Disciple (362) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Hitachino has done their XH in Sake and I would love to see Sake barrel aging!
     
  5. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (590) Mar 27, 2007 Minnesota

    Pickle Barrel aged beers, I know Cantillon has Mamouche, but I would like to see more Pickle barrel sours.
     
  6. Tr0janSlay3r

    Tr0janSlay3r Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2013 Pennsylvania

    A cognac barrel originally then having brandy aged in that, then finally a imperial stout to soak in some fruity esters to it!
     
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Ninja Turtles.
     
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  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    A brewery here in LA made a pickle beer recently. It wasn't a sour though.
     
  9. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

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  10. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (590) Mar 27, 2007 Minnesota


    I was just joking in my previous post, but honestly if a brewery did a pickle barrel beer, I would imagine it would be very salty.

    Was it any good?
     
  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I actually didn't try it. They also made a guacamole beer if I remember correctly.
     
  12. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming

    barrels used to age gin
     
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  13. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    Beer aged in a barrel of monkeys.
     
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  14. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (120) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    Jester King ages Viking Metal in gin barrels. Base beer is Gotslandsdricka. I haven't had it yet.
     
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  15. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming

    I have some family in Texas, I may have to get my hands on some of this, thanks
     
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  16. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    Its great, I love it!
     
  17. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,788) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    A beer aged in malbec barrels, preferably one already smoked, the smokiness would be awesome
     
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  18. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica


    It's not like switching from cognac to brandy would make much of a difference, cognac is brandy.
     
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  19. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    I'm not sure if the first one is such a good idea... Tobacco poisoning and all.

    The second one is sure to make me throw up.
     
  20. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Hmm... Pickle barrel Gose
     
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  21. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Or...

    A Gose/Berliner Wiess hybrid, using agave syrup for a secondary fermentation, conditioned in chili pepper fermenting barrels.

    Blended with blood orange juice and a splash of tomato juice, and then served with black pudding and bacon.
     
  22. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2008 Minnesota

    Just had a few bottles this weekend. Fantastic stuff!
     
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  23. scraff

    scraff Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2003 Maryland

    I want an ice cider that was aged in a barrel that has gone over Niagara Falls! Ok--maybe just a Bourbon Barrel Aged Ice Cider would be killer. :slight_smile:
     
  24. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    More Belgian breweries doing barrel aging but doing it properly, getting advice from American’s etc. some examples are just depressing.

    Also interested in trying more beer aged on Tequila, Wine & especially Pure Oak barrels which seems a rare thing.

    Would like to try something aged on Sake barrels as well. For science!

    Experimentation with other styles / styles less frequently barrel aged.
     
  25. SinceRUNTMC760

    SinceRUNTMC760 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2013

    Spicy saisons in Tequila barrels. Chasing nice resposados with some Saison Diego was highly enjoyable next to the pool during the summer. Seemed rather complimentary to me.
     
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  26. BergBeer

    BergBeer Champion (882) Aug 21, 2013 Hawaii

    a quad on the lighter side in rum barrels sounds pretty damn tasty!
     
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  27. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

  28. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Pliny the Elder in shitty Wild Turkey barrels.
     
  29. shadowofthereaper_666

    shadowofthereaper_666 Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 New Mexico

    has anyone had Founder's Doom? An Imperial IPA in whiskey barrels
     
  30. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    less barrel ageing..........ok hear me out..........I am only being 1\2 serious. I see a lot of attempts at barrel ageing.........just not work out. Too much character from the wood is transferred and it seriously upsets the balance of flavors........When done properly it works out great, and makes a unique product. when done wrong...well.....It really just does not work.

    However, I will say that what I HAVE enjoyed is the odd variety of barrel ageing. new beer styles experimented on with barrels, new kinds of spices and adjuncts added with the barrels (ex coco nibs and espresso), and new kinds of barrels. I personally want to see more wine barrel aged beer. I would also like to see cheaper 4 packs of (hopefully restrained) barrel aged brews instead of more expensive bombers......I would seriously like that. More canned barrel aged beers as well!
     
  31. NonicPanic

    NonicPanic Devotee (492) Nov 16, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Two words: Ten fidy.
     
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  32. Petey_the_Quiet

    Petey_the_Quiet Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2014 Florida

    Tequila Barrel Aged Pale Ale or Dark Rum Aged Stout/Porter or let's get a little more creative and make it a lime bourbon aged IPA ... While we're experimenting, how about Fireball Barrel Aged Belgian Strong Ale?
     
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  33. Jimbobebop

    Jimbobebop Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2013 Illinois

    Being from Chicago I would like to see FFF Apocalypse Cow aged in Malört barrels. It would be called Mrs. O’Leary cow and only be sold in Chicago.
    Not because they only distribute to Chicago but because only people in Chicago would drink the stuff.
     
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  34. pksauce

    pksauce Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2013 New York

    Yeah I've been saying this for a while that it deserves to be BA. I assume it's because they are a (either primarily or predominantly) can-based brewery, but this is me standing on the sidelines and drooling over BA Ten Fidy
     
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  35. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,007) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    How about something aged in a Cracker Barrel?
     
  36. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Initiate (77) Mar 8, 2012 California

    more Bourbon barrel aged Quads, preferrably some awesome belgian ones like St. Bernardus and Rochefort in awesome American Bourbon Barrels
     
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  37. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 South Carolina

    I hear there is some Westbrook Mexican Cake aging in tequila barrels right now. :grinning:
     
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  38. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,007) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Ok since no one thought that was amusing, how about on a more serious note, irish whiskey? Loved the hoppin frog Boris version they did last year. I also understand it's not cheap to get irish barrels in the U.S. Either. Still it seems to hold excellent potential. Would love to see a big malty beer aged in black bush barrels.
     
  39. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,007) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Pretty sure they do this as a draft only option at the brewery.
     
  40. c64person

    c64person Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Michigan

    Spiteful already has the name on that one, they need to age some of that in barrels though, it's very good: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30454/94339/
     
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