Coronado Brewing Company Announces Barrel Aged Stupid Stout and Old Scallywag
(Coronado, CA) — Coronado Brewing is adding an old school touch to two favorites by brewing small batches and aging them in oak bourbon barrels. Called the Coronado Collection, the Southern California brewer released its first barrel-aged specialty in 2011 as a Barley Wine. The beer was brewed with brown sugar and orange blossom honey and aged for six months in oak brandy barrels. Continuing on this tradition, Coronado Brewing will bring Stupid Stout and Old Scallywag back and age them in bourbon barrels. The release dates and beers are as follows:
January 23, 2014: Barrel Aged Stupid Stout
March 14, 2014: Barrel Aged Old Scallywag
The first release, Barrel Aged Stupid Stout is an Imperial Stout with lush flavors of chocolate, caramel and roast with a hint of vanilla and bourbon from the aging process. It’s jet black in color with a light brown head, full-bodied mouth-feel and dry finish.
While the Coronado Collection beers will only be available throughout Southern California, on January 23rd, San Diegans will be able to secure a bottle or two of Barrel Aged Stupid Stout at the Coronado Brewing tasting room. Only 200 bottles will be available and the cost is $14.99 per bottle, limit of two bottles per person, with doors opening at 11am. It is also available on draft in tasters and half pints only.
Barrel Aged Stupid Stout specs:
Style: Imperial Stout
Bitterness: 35 IBU
Package: Only 200 750 ml bottles produced and half pints served at the Tasting Room at 1205 Knoxville Street in San Diego
Release date: January 23, 2014
Malts: 2 row, Chocolate Malt, Carafa, Roasted Barley, Special B, Black Malt, Wheat Malt, Crystal 77 and 150
Yeast: California Ale Yeast
Where to find it:
Southern California only.