Odell Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Stout
Fort Collins, CO – In September, 2009, Odell Brewing Company will release its Bourbon Barrel Stout, an Imperial Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. Bourbon Barrel Stout was first debuted in the brewery’s tap room where it was only available in draft.
“We created this beer on our pilot brewing system for the tap room,” said tap room manager Jason Bowser, “We couldn’t keep it in stock, so we made it again. And after several repeats, the beer had developed quite a local following. It’s my personal favorite; vanilla, chocolate, with a subtle bourbon flavor…what’s not to like?”
Aged for four months in bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace distillery in Kentucky, the Bourbon Barrel Stout is a robust yet balanced beer. Roasted malts give it a chocolate and coffee overtone, and the oak creates hints of vanilla and caramel. At 10.5% ABV, this stout pairs well with smokey barbeque sauce or even rich desserts.
The Bourbon Barrel Stout will be bottled in 750 ml, belgian style bottles with a cork and cage finish. It is the first offering in a new series of single serve bottled beers that will include an India Barley Wine, and an all Colorado hopped beer out later this fall.
Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of the Bourbon Barrel Stout during Bourbon Heritage Month with a tapping party on September 7th at the brewery’s tap room. Festivities begin at 1:00 pm with the brewer’s toast. Bourbon Barrel Stout will be available in the brewery’s eight state distribution region at a suggested retail price of $14.99 – $15.99 per bottle.