SPOKANE, USA — You don't need to book that flight to South Korea just yet to get in on the competitive winter spirit here in the Inland Northwest because No-Li Brewhouse is bringing the games to you!
On Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 am, No-Li Brewhouse will unveil four new, limited-release barrel-aged bottles for its Barrel-Aged Winter Games series. There are only about 120 bottles of each beer and supplies are not expected to last long.
All of these beers are products of No-Li's 80-plus barrel library, most of which are sourced from Dry Fly Distilling.
Here's a rundown of the Barrel-Aged Winter Games competitors:
Representing the Winter Ale category, this 7.5% ABV has more than two years in a Wheat Whiskey barrel. Like a quirky sports comedy, it comes out of nowhere to surprise you with a caramel finish and an oaky body. You'll feel the rhythm and the rhyme with this one.
An ode to the finesse sport of curling, this Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout began as our beloved Wrecking Ball, but after two and a half years training inside a bourbon barrel, it came out ready to compete, weighing in at 9.5% ABV and picking up even more pronounced chocolate flavors.
This Wheat Whiskey Imperial Red Ale is a tribute to those skiers you'll see on TV in the next few weeks who eat it hard on the course, but get back up. It also raises a bottle to all of us who've put on a yard sale on ski slopes of the Northwest. At 8.2% ABV, Yard Sale is a team effort. It's a bug red ale aged for three years in three separate barrels which were then blended together.
Work on this Wheat Whiskey Barley Wine began during the last winter games -- back in 2014 -- and is now finally ready to compete. The warm whiskey notes picked up from the Dry Fly Distilling barrels are balanced nicely with the sweetness of the original barley wine.
These beers are available at the No-Li pub only. They will not be released in stores.
Founded in 2012, No-Li Brewhouse is an independent and family-owned brewery located at 1007 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane, Wash. Nolibrewhouse.com