Smokey

Brewers Find Bold Beer Flavors in Barrels Beyond Bourbon

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  The number of craft breweries with some level of barrel aging program has risen dramatically over the past decade, with most gravitating toward used whiskey casks, particularly bourbon, to add new oaky, vanilla and boozy flavor elements to select batches. But whiskey certainly is far from being the only game in town, especially as brewers experiment with oak containers that previously held everything from brandy to Italian-style amari. Placentia, California’s, The Bruery has been among the leading innovators in that space. In addition to… Read More »