Barrel-Aged Beer a Cut Above
Odell Brewing announces the release of its Woodcut Series
Odell Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado will release a limited edition, barrel-aged beer in mid-summer, 2008.
The barrel aging process is a labor intensive endeavour where beer is matured in wood barrels. As the beer ages, the wood imparts unique and complex flavors. Odell Brewing selected new American Oak barrels for their first offering.
“This project has been a fun and creative collaboration. The method is innovative and very hands-on,” said brewer Jake O’Mara. This first barrel aged ale called Woodcut No. 1, will have hints of vanilla and dried fruit flavors derived from the medium toast of the oak cask.
Woodcut No. 1, still in oak barrels, will be available sometime in June. The 750 ml bottles will be hand-corked, and each bottle will be signed and numbered. After the oak-aged ale is bottled, the label will be retired. Odell Brewing plans to release only approximately 120 cases at a suggested retail price of $24.99 per bottle.
Odell Brewing is a proud sponsor of the Cicerone Certification program and an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2007 Great American Beer Festival – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. 2007 Stockholm International Beer Festival – bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2007 Australian International Beer Awards – silver medal for 90 Shilling, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat and bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2007 North American Beer Festival – gold medal for Easy Street Wheat, silver medal for IPA, silver medal for Levity.