Our trio of brand new barrel aged beers are now on sale. The most extensive barrel ageing programme in the North East sees three luxurious beers hitting the shelves in time for Christmas. We're really happy with the beers, here's the details:
Heavenly Porter - OK so this isn't a new one, but we've doubled the amount we usually mature as you guys just love it so much. A robust porter blended with Heaven Hill bourbon is locked away in oak casks from the very same distillery, adding even more complex layers of warming whiskey flavours. Lots of vanilla up front, with oaky and boozy notes unwinding with every sip.
Scotch Ale - Warning, not everyone will like this beer. However if peat is your thing, you will love it! The 5.5% 90 shilling style ale we brewed back in March has been maturing in Scotch whisky casks for months, and has picked up all of the peaty flavours associated with Islay single malts. Deep toffee notes carry the peat flavours well, this is a beer for wild, wintery nights.
Cherry Stout - Finally, the beer we are most excited about. We've aged our popular oatmeal stout brewed with whole sweet and sour cherries in a Port hogshead. Cherry Stout already has plenty of layers of flavour, and this special barrel aged edition has even more. Deep oak notes lead to a crescendo of dried fruit and rich berry notes and a boozy finish which lingers on the palate for a long time.
On Friday 20th November get yourself down to Coppers 8 till 8 in Gosforth, where Sam will be on hand with samples of all three beers and to talk you through each of them. Details on the poster below:
You can pick up bottles from our brewery shop for £8.50 each, and they are also available in all good bottle shops over the coming weeks. Of course you can also pick them up from our market stall by Greys Monument from 2nd - 6th December, and at our Christmas Market Event at the brewery on Saturday 12th.