Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer Returns
(Fort Worth, TX) — Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. will release its seasonal favorite Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer early this year just before Thanksgiving.
Known for its rich flavor with savory notes of plum, raisin and chocolate, Winter Warmer, an English dark ale, is aged in bourbon barrels with freshly toasted American oak for 12 weeks to create a balanced, yet bold blend of oak, English hops, dark fruit flavor and a touch of vanilla.
While staying true to the beer’s style, Rahr & Sons refines its aging and brewing techniques each year to build upon previous years’ success; new wood-aging techniques and an increase in alcohol to 10.37 percent will add more flavor from the fermentation to this year’s version.
“Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer helped put Rahr & Sons on the map,” said Craig Mycoskie, Rahr & Sons’ brewing operations manager. “We strive to make each year’s version increasingly better and are very excited for our fellow craft beer lovers to experience our 2015 brew.”
Each year, Rahr & Sons updates the Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer bottle label, making it a unique collectors item and gift idea for craft beer lovers. This year’s label is a metallic holographic design.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on tap around Dallas-Fort Worth.
ABOUT RAHR & SONS BREWING COMPANY
Fritz and Erin Rahr started the craft beer movement in North Texas, as they founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. In more than a decade, Rahr & Sons has exponentially grown its brewing capacity from 2,000 barrels a year to 20,000 barrels a year.
The craft brewery has won more than 60 nationally-recognized awards, including: two Gold Medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival for The Regulator and Oktoberfest; a Gold Medal and four Silver Medals at the 2015 Los Angeles International Beer Competition; a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for The Regulator; a Bronze Medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup for Stormcloud IPA; several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the 2014 Denver International Beer Competition; a Silver Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival; and a National Grand Champion Award at the 2009 United States Beer Tasting Championship for Iron Thistle.
Rahr & Sons has been featured in local and national media, including being named in the top 4 of the 20 best craft breweries in America by Time Out, as well as the Best Brewery/Distillery by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for two years in a row. For more information, please visit rahrbrewing.com and facebook.com/rahrbrewing.