This fusion of two styles (West Coast IPA and Hazy/Juicy IPA) marries the best of both worlds. To honor the Hazy craze, we utilized massive whirlpool and dry hop additions with no early boil hops and added ample amounts of oats and wheat to contribute to the full and velvety mouthfeel. In line with the West Coast style, we utilized a clean fermenting house yeast to minimize ester production and a gypsum rich water profile thus allowing the focus to be on the resiny hop profile. This beer has a floral, tropical and resiny hop-forward nose. Mouthfeel is full and soft on the front of the palate but finishes resiny and dry with a substantial lingering bitterness that takes time to fully unfold.
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.
Everything you love about our Imperial Milk Stout, but boozier and nicely-aged. One could go so far as saying Bourbon Barrel Temptress is the “cougar” of milk stouts. A “MILF” stout, if you will.
Hints of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, and roasted coffee intertwine for a boozy, dangerously smooth treat. Take your time with her and she’ll reward you.
The new ingredient is lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar. When Velvet Merlin is brewed with milk sugar to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is similar to adding cream to your dark roasted coffee. The result is a stout that is still dark and roasty, but now with a mellow sweetness and added roundness of body.