Monday, November 7, 2011

Tasting the Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad

Tasting beer out of the barrel!!!

Monday, November 7th, tasting at Schlafly Tap Room of Schlafly Quadrupel aged in The Wine and Cheese Place Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel.   

The beer has been in the barrel for just over 3 months (put in barrel August 5, 2011).   I have tasted a lot of wine out of the barrel, but this is the first beer that I have ever tasted out of a barrel.   It is very exciting, I think you are going to love this beer once it is bottled.   It was tasting pretty damn good to me.   The general consensus with the brewers at Schlafly (Stephen, Brennan, and Augie) was that it could be bottled now, but we are going to wait a little longer and see what happens.  

Brennan of Schlafly "tapping" the barrel so we can taste...

Here is a look at the label...

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel 
"A Schlafly beer for 
The Wine and Cheese Place"

Release Date:  Yet to be determined.   Schlafly Brewmaster, Stephen Hale, will taste periodically and decide when it is ready for release.  He predicted anywhere between 3-6 months of barrel aging.  Currently it has been in barrel for about 3 months already!

Production:  Very limited production.  Depending on evaporation we should see 20-22 cases of 750ml bottles of beer.

Price: Yet to be determined ($11-$14 / 750ml)

Where to purchase:  The beer will be available at all 4 of The Wine and Cheese Place locations plus online at

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

Check out information on the next collaborations....

#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 voted and chose their Cat Spit Stout to put in barrel
This will be 2nd Shift's first barrel aged beer.
(waiting for the barrel to arrive, should be 6-8 weeks)
more to come in the future....

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