Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015

2015 Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout...$10.99
Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is complex and strong, with rich chocolate and roasty flavors. The beer is brewed to have big malt flavor and hop bitterness to balance the sweetness of the high alcohol content. After primary fermentation and conditioning, the beer is transferred to freshly-emptied bourbon barrels and aged for several months before being carbonated and bottled.
In the 18th Century, Imperial Stout was first brewed in London for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. The beer had to have a higher alcohol content to prevent freezing during transport. The process of aging beer in liquor barrels, however, is new; there is no tradition for this process, as beer and liquor production have traditionally been kept separate. We hand-select bourbon barrels from a micro-distillery in Bardstown, KY and transport the barrels immediately to St. Louis to ensure the barrels do not dry out before being filled with Imperial Stout.


Schlafly Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Plus join us for a vertical tasting with Dan Kopman,
one of the founders of Schlafly
Wednesday, December 23th (4pm - 6:00pm)

Plus he will bring some cellared bottles from 2007-2013 to taste, but only the 2015 will be for sale


Anonymous said...

December 20, 2015 is a Sunday. Your note says the event is on a Wednesday.

Paul Hayden said...

Thanks, the date is December 23, I fixed it!