Sunday, October 30, 2011

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout wins!!

The Voting is over for the 2nd Shift Beer to put in barrel....

And the winner with 250 people voting is Cat Spit Stout

The Wine and Cheese Place Barrel Aged Beer Collaboration #4

Read the full story of our barrel program - click here

Steve Crider of 2nd Shift Brewing has agreed to do our fourth Collaboration

2nd Shift Brewing opened up late last year, but just recently announced that it would start bottling small batches of its beer.    We are very excited to announce that they will barrel age our fourth beer in the series.    And to add a little more fun to our Barrel Aged Beer Series, Steve of 2nd Shift Brewing wants you to pick which beer he puts in the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel.    He has narrowed it down to three great choices (see descriptions below before voting)

What an amazing opportunity for you to vote on which 2nd Shift beer you would like to see bourbon barrel aged....You have two weeks to vote. Voting ends October 27

2nd Shift Brewing Cat Spit Stout
Coffeey, roasty, chocolatey, blah blah blah its a stout, just drink it, it's really good. 5.2% ABV

2nd Shift Brewing Hibiscus Wit (an imperial version of this beer)
Heres what I've been goofin around with for a while. I love belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers from Egypt and made the stuff even better. 5.2%

2nd Shift Brewing El Gato Grande 
EGG is another IPA that we came up with.
All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo and Citra.

Again, you have to be patient, we will not see this beer until sometime in 2012.   Expect to see some other bottled beers from 2nd Shift Brewing at The Wine and Cheese Place before then.

How do you find about the release:
Watch our blog / facebook / twitter / or sign up for our emails to be notified of the release.

Summary of The Wine and Cheese Place (TWCP) first four collaborations... 
#1 TWCP and Schlafly:  
Quadrupel aged in a Buffalo Trace Barrel 
(already in barrel since August 5, 2011)
click here to read more

#2 TWCP and Perennial Artisan Ales:  
Heart of Gold Wheat Wine aged in a Knob Creek Barrel
This will be Perennial's first barrel aged beer!
(already in barrel since October 6, 2011)
click here to read more

#3 TWCP and 4 Hands Brewing Co.:  
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Goshen Espresso and Whole Vanilla Bean aged in an Elijah Craig Barrel 
This will be 4 Hands' first barrel aged beer!
(should be put in barrel in November)
click here to read more

#4 TWCP and 2nd Shift Brewing:  
You get to choose which beer which will age in a Buffalo Trace Barrel
This will be 2nd Shift's first barrel aged beer.
(waiting for the barrel to arrive, should be 6-8 weeks)
click here to vote on the beer 

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