Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews

Shipyard Brewing Company has released the first in its new line of limited edition bourbon barrel aged ales.  2,100 bottles (350 cases) of Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESB are quickly selling off store shelves in Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, and California.

In October, 350 cases of Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin will be released in select markets.  In December, a limited number of cases of Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude will also be released.

These brews have all been brewed and carefully cellar-aged in small batches for over 100 days in decanted bourbon barrels.  This line of unique beers allows Shipyard’s brew house crew to blend their creativity and passion for beer to create these special, limited release brews. 

These 750 milliliter (1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce) bottles are all hand filled, corked, and individually labeled with the bottle number.  Recommend serving temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit in brandy-style stemware.  The suggested retail price is $14.99 per bottle.

More about Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESB: Malt:  2-Row Pale Ale, Crystal and Chocolate Hops:  Progress, Challenger and Goldings Yeast:  Top-fermenting English Color:  Tawny, burnt orange.  Fined, but not filtered. Aroma:  Raisins, whisky, nuts Body:  Elegant, silky Finish:  Warming, vanilla, charcoal and lingering IBU:  78-80 SRM:  29.72 ALC/VOL:  13.2%

More about Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin: Malt:  Pale, Whole Wheat, Munich Hops:  Willamette and Saphir Yeast:  Top-fermenting English Color:  Honey Aroma:  Oak spiced, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon Body:  Light to medium Finish:  Warming, smooth and velvety IBU:  35 SRM:  14.85 ALC/VOL:  11.4%

About Shipyard Brewing Company:  Founded in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 17 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers.  Its products are distributed in over 35 states.  The Brewers Association ranks Shipyard as the 16th largest craft brewery in the U.S. and 24th overall, making it one of the top 15 rising breweries in the country.  In 2011, the brewery produced 129,285 barrels (1,781,260 cases) of its award-winning brews.  This marks a 31.7% increase over 2010.