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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by M-Fox24, Nov 7, 2018.
Guinness Will Release Its Classic Stout Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels
Hmm. I really wish it would be Guinness Foreign Extra or Extra Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Guinness is like what... 4.7% ABV? Most people expect some degree of thick bodied chewiness in their BA beers.
No mention of the AbV, but I'd have to assume it's either the Foreign Extra or a stronger beer brewed specially for this product- they do say full bodied and rich.
It's their Antwerpen Stout (8%) it seems.
If they sell it through distro in kegs, I shall have to begin the addition on our home immediately.
If that's true then I'm very excited as I rather enjoy Antwerpen.
Yup, obviously a must-buy if I see it. Excited to try it.
This was my first thought as well. Can't help but wonder what Guinness might achieve with this beer.
We have got to be getting close to peak barrel aged hype.
Even better then- perfect choice, actually.
Hazy ipa next.
Diageo has both brands under it's umbrella. A 'partnership' with themselves. Sad attempt at getting those craft dollars.
They've already got my dollars; I'm just willing to humor them on the barrel aging part . But overall, yeah, it does look like they're going for a different demographic/market segment here.
I caught the joint ownership thing but wasn't going to comment on that because I don't think it makes a helluva lot of difference which barrels are chosen. It only makes sense for Diageo to cross pollinate their brands for marketing purposes.
My question, and I know the answer, is why brew it in Dublin and then ship it to America to be aged in barrels?
Perhaps it's cheaper than shipping empty barrels over there.
This just reminds me that I would very much like to visit the Guinness US brewery in Baltimore one day.
It looks like the label says 10%, kind of blurry though.
I'd argue this is evidence we're on the other side of the peak.
I don't care about hype peaks and valleys as long as Boulevard and Central Waters keep doing what they are doing.
Guinness has been making stouts for more than 250 years now, I don’t give a good shit what barrel, silo, oil tanker, gas pump, etc they want to put it into...they’ve certainly earned the right to try whatever they want to try.
Haha, they should have sent it to Scotland.
I'd love to see this married to Islay Whiskey barrels. If done right it could be amazing.
Probably aged for .02 seconds. Bleh.
Hold on, gotta check on that SR-71 trade I'm working towards. Trying to flip my hazies.
Maybe. But one day one of these mega beers are going to hit a major HR, just seperate out a bit and try it to see how it goes. A dry Irish stout is a bit different though.
According to this post they started filling ~120 barrels back at the end of January. That doesn't seem like enough to distribute to the entire country. My guess is it will be a blend of varyingly aged barrels possibly.
This is what I was getting ready to say I'd hope it was, then I saw this. I'm definitely on the lookout.
Oh dear Lord...that's my favorite Guinness beer...definitely seeking this one out.
I dunno, I thought we'd be at peak New England IPA hype awhile ago, and that doesn't seem to be going away either.
It's just marketing schtick, if it's good does it really matter?
Goose Island's BCBS?
Oh, and is this beer going to come in nitro cans too?
Maybe our problem is there isn't a BBA NEIPA yet? If I am wrong and that style does exist please don't correct me I don't want to lose some of my remaining faith in humanity.
Don't give them any ideas.
That would be hype overload anyways. The beer would probably destroy the space time continuum.
I don't think of Bcbs in this category. Just a few short years ago it was primarily a Chicago release only and it was an extremely tough get for most people. Now it's available most everywhere in decent enough volume most can get a few if the want, but there's no base beer available year round too. Not sure a pure special release would qualify.
By mega beer I mean a beer available everywhere, can you think of a bar, any bar that doesn't have Guiness on tap? It's about universally on tap, already has a huge following and is in every store and gas station I've ever been too. BA is a new twist, how it works with a dry Irish Stout remains to be seen, but I'd surely be interisted enough to seek it out.
I am going to get this for sure since I love Guinness but I have to ask, is everything Barrel Aged now, sort of getting to be every beer is now Barrel Aged lol.
One of our locals had it on tap for nearly 20 years and just switched to nitro cans. The shine may be dulling -- they have about 5 "craft" beers, local and nationwide, on their 6 taps now.
Ah, I thought you meant "mega brewery", I misread it.
They're not barrel-aging a Dry Irish Stout though, it's their Antwerpen Stout.
It's a "foreign/export stout".
Oh ok I've never had that beer before, completely foreign to me.
I see what you did there.
It's right up there with Guinness' Extra and Foreign Extra Stouts -- very tasty.
We all know a stout not brewed in Ireland just ain't the same
I was waiting for someone to say that!
Lol, no pun intended, I wouldn't have caught that unless pointed out.
I'm surprised that Regular Guinness is rated at 3.73, the Export at 4.03. I always thought the regular Guinness was true to style and a first rate example for the style. So is this like the Pils ratings game?