I had the opportunity to visit the Guinness Open Gate Brewery right outside of Baltimore, MD for the release of their Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels. Guinness released this beer nationally on Friday, November 15th and it will be only available for a limited time, which means you should stock up on this now.
With 10% abv, this is a sipping beer I found is best enjoyed slowly to savor its unique and complex flavors. I tasted chocolate, raisins, and a hint of cherry. Others at the Open Gate Brewery tasted coffee, vanilla, and berries. This brew is going to be perfect to sip after a large Thanksgiving or other holiday meal.
“One of the really cool things about brewing a stock ale is that you actually get to brew two completely separate beers with unique traits and their own identities, and then blend them together to create a beer that takes on some of both, but also has a life of its own,” Sean Brennan, Guinness’ Senior Brewer the Open Gate Brewery, said. “When you
Source: DC Beer
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