If there’s a day more dread-inspiring than Black Friday we can’t think of one. Ok, so maybe the onset of “The Rapture” might be more terrifying but there’s nothing like the images of angry shoppers, literally running over one another to purchase cheap televisions or this year’s ‘it’ toy. Which is why we are suggesting you sleep in and exchange your consumerism for a glass/bottle of Fremont Bourbon-barrel Aged Winter Ale.
Released Friday, November 24th, Fremont’s B-Bomb weighs in at 13.0% and has been described as smelling like “vanilla” and caramel while tasting with notes of “coco”, “bourbon”, and “dried fruit“. Bottles go on sale at 11 am and there’s a 2 per person limit. In addition to bottles, the brewery will have B-Bomb on draught, before showcasing three ”infused“ versions at 5 pm, with the arrival of the B-Bomb mascot, the Yeti.
Fremont Brewing Company’s B-Bomb release will be at their Urban Beer Garden, which is at 1050 N 34th Street in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.
More on Fremont B-Bomb (formerly, Bourbon Barrel-aged Abominable Ale)
This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel strength Winter Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that B-Bomb will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Crystal-120, Munich, Roast Barley, Carafa-2, and Chocolate malts with Columbus, Willamette, and US Golding hops.
ABV: 13.0% IBU: 65
Color: Deep black
Aroma: Vanilla, wood, caramel
Flavor: Cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit
2016 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Gold
2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer – Gold
2015 Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, Strong Dark Beer – Bronze
2015 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Fest – Best Winter Beer
2013 WA Beer Awards, Wood-Aged Beer – Gold
2012 World Beer Cup, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Bronze