Dave Johnson from O’Fallon Brewery posted that they’re going to begin bottling the Whiskey Barrel Smoked Porter. What’s especially exciting about this news is that if you read Sara White’s recent article about aging beer in bourbon barrels in Sauce Magazine
you’ll know that this batch was aged in 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon barrels. Turns out this isn’t the batch that was aged in the 23 year old barrels, this is just the normal Jim Beam Buffalo Trace barrels. Sorry about that, it’s still exciting stuff though.
Dave is hoping that this will start going out to stores by Friday, but I wouldn’t hold your breath. As soon as it’s out I’ll be certain to let everyone know.
Thanks to Sam for the tip.