Barrel Noir

Barrel Noir

10% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft

This oak-aged ale is our love letter to bourbon barrels. Barrel Noir is a sumptuous, inky ale that celebrates the velvety texture and subtle heat that only Kentucky charred oak can impart. Born from a blend of American imperial stout and Belgian-inspired dark ale aged in bourbon barrels, this rich brew can be paired with braised beef dishes and dark chocolates. Enjoyed best in front of a warm fireplace.

Farm to Barrel

Our Farm to Barrel beers highlight the tradition of aging beers in oak barrels.  This dark ale is aged in used Bourbon barrels for over 6 months.  During this time the flavors of the barrel and beer merge, making something new.  As the barrel “breathes” it slowly imparts flavor of bourbon, oak and vanilla into the beer.  Inside our Dark Ale brewed with Belgian Candi Sugar slowly evolves, developing more complex flavors and aromas.  This slow process can’t be rushed.  We test the barrels every few months (perks of the job) and when we think it’s ready, the barrels are drained and blended with a fresh batch of American Imperial Stout.   The resulting beer can be aged for up to 5 years in the bottle, where the flavors will continue to blend and evolve.