This year, Rahr & Sons has taken its seasonal Winter Warmer and aged it for 12 weeks in bourbon barrels with freshly toasted American oak. The goal being "to create a balanced, yet bold blend of oak, English hops, dark fruit flavor and a touch of vanilla."
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As it's done every year since Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer first debuted, Rahr & Sons has again refined its brewing and wood-aging techniques to build upon past successes. According to a press release, changes made for 2015 have led to a more flavorful beer with higher alcohol content (10.37 % ABV) compared to prior years.
Rahr & Sons brewing operations manager, Craig Mycoskie, commented on the release by saying, "Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer helped put Rahr & Sons on the map. We strive to make each year's version increasingly better and are very excited for our fellow craft beer lovers to experience our 2015 brew."
Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer will be available on tap and in 22-ounce bottles. Packaged products will feature a new metallic holograph design on the bottle surface, continuing the brewery's tradition of updating the label design each year to make it a unique collector's item.