A few times a year, we design and brew beers destined to lead double lives—first as a brewery fresh beer and second as a beer that will be oak barrel aged for months or years at a time. This long and intimate contact with oak, once used to house wine or spirits for as many as twelve years, creates a symmetry and interconnectedness among the wood and the beer itself. As the seasons unfold throughout the year, the humidity and temperatures evolve, and the history and flavors of each become one. This working of the wood and the evolution of this liquid and solid is the foundation and inspiration for our ongoing WoodWorker Beer Series.
In this double version of our year-round Noble Stout, we built it in such a way that it would thrive off the complexities of bourbon barrel aging. By creating slightly sweeter base beer, we attempted to play off the sharp and spicy character of the bourbon and oak dryness to create a big, but an eternally balanced, bourbonized Imperial Stout.
9.1% Alcohol by Volume
Northwest Beer Guide