Barrel-Aged Beer at The Black Squirrel this Friday – Check Out the Line Up

2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“A Barrel of Fun: Barrel-Aged Beer at The Black Squirrel

Add wood and bring on the flavor. The Black Squirrel celebrates the age-old tradition of barrel aging beer on Friday (May 8), starting at 5 p.m., with 25 rare barrel-aged beers on tap and by the bottle.

The line-up includes:
· Epic 2013 Smoked & Oaked Belgian Ale (cherry-wood smoked and bourbon-barrel oaked, draft, 10.4%)
· Founders Backwoods Bastard Scotch Ale (aged in bourbon barrels, draft, 10.2%);
· Franklin’s Ridiculous Wild Ale (draft, 6.8%);
· Goose Island 2013 Lolita (wild ale with raspberries, draft, 7%);
· Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout (draft, 14.2%);
· Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire (draft, 4.5%);
· Laughing Dog Triple Squared (Belgian-style triple aged in cabernet barrels, draft, 9%);
· Laughing Dog De Achtste Hond (peach wild ale, draft, 7%);
· Mad Fox Cabernet Reynard (cabernet-barrel black saison, draft, 7.1%);
· Mad Fox Oaked Funk (saison aged in Silver Oak cabernet carrels, draft, 6%);
· Petrus Oak-Aged Belgian Pale Ale (draft, 7.3%);
· Potters Craft Cider Oak-Barrel Reserve (draft, 9.6%);
· Wild Beer Co. Modus Operandi (barrel-aged old ale, draft, 7%);
· Epic/Crooked Stave Elder Brett (wild ale, 750mL bottle, 8.5%);
· Funkwerks 2012 Solena (Belgian-style dark ale, 750mL bottle, 6.5%);
· Goose Island 2013 Halia (sour peach saison, 750mL bottle, 7.5%);
· Goose Island 2013 Gillian (tart Belgian=style farmhouse ale, 750mL bottle, 9.5%);
· Goose Island 2010 Lolita (brewed with raspberries, 650mL bottle, 7%);
· Goose Island 2012 Madame Rose (brown kriek with cherries, 650mL bottle, 7.1%);
· Goose Island 2012 Juliet (wild ale aged with blackberries, 650mL bottle, 8%);
· Hardywood 2013 Reserve Rum-Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Ale (750mL bottle, 10.5%);
· Mother Earth 2013 Triple Overhead Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Triple (750mL bottle, 10%);
· Mother Earth 2013 Windowpane Peach Barrel-Aged Wheat Ale (750mL bottle, 8.3%);
· Mother Earth 2013 Windowpane Blackberries Barrel-Aged Wit (750mL bottle, 9%); and
· Strangeways Martian Spring (wine-barrel-aged biere de mars, 22oz bottle, 7.35%).

To complement the liquid treasure, the Black Squirrel chef will prepare a stinky cheese burger to accompany the sour beers and a stout burger for the dark beers.

For more than 400 years, beer has been stored in barrels and aged to a bold, complex taste. Barrels are often made of oak, and many have been previously used for bourbon or wine to further enhance the layers of flavor. Enjoy this sampling of barrel-aged beer that spans a range of styles.”

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