Fort Collins Brewery – Barrel Licked Bock
April 8, 2009-Fort Collins, CO: The Fort Collins Brewery ’s much anticipated Barrel Licked Bock is on shelves now!
A passion for exceptional beer and desire to explore inspired the brewers at FCB to embark on a 14 month journey for the perfect expression of flavors. Barrel Licked Bock began over a year ago as a traditional batch of FCB ’s GABF award winning Doppel Bock. FCB’s brewers doubled the lagering time and then, in a final act of inspiration aged the brew in oak whiskey barrels from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.
The result is astounding. Production Supervisor Doug Smith describes Barrel Licked Bock as “A triple threat with a massive whiskey bouquet, powerful malty body and a finish that leaves you begging for the next sip. ” Attenuate hop bitterness, mild vanilla spice, and ephemeral charred notes build on an already smoky, warming and impossibly smooth brew.
This brew stands out exceptionally on it ’s own and the complex synthesis of flavors pairs spectacularly with a variety of foods ranging from fresh peppery spring greens to smoked meats and roasted vegetables.
Barrel Licked Bock is available in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania and other select markets.