Sierra Nevada Releasing New Barrel-Aged Versions of Bigfoot, Narwhal & More

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Sierra Nevada Brewing is releasing some exciting new barrel-aged and spiced beers in the Trip in the Woods series. Look forward to: Barrel-Aged Bigfoot with Ginger, Barrel-Aged Narwhal with red and black currants, and Barrel-Aged Biere de Garde. 750ml caged and corked bottles and very limited 5 gallon kegs of draft are now available in Oregon.

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Barrel-Aged Bigfoot with Ginger

This is a special version of our barrel-aged Bigfoot Barleywine with fresh ginger added into the barrels. The resulting kick of ginger mellows Bigfoot’s ferocious hop bite and adds a new level of brightness and complexity. This beer features notes of burnt sugar, orange zest, vanilla, and candied ginger.

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Barrel-Aged Narwhal with Red and Black Currants

We aged this rich, chocolatey imperial stout in bourbon barrels with a mix of both red currants and black currants for a pop of sweet and tart flavor. The deep, roasty notes of the stout blend well with the berries and barrels to create complex flavors of cocoa and coconut with a mellow fruit undertone.

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Barrel-Aged Bière de Garde

Bières de Garde are “beers for aging” in the classic sense—round and complex with flavors that ebb and flow over time. This version is a blend of robust Belgian-style ales matured in barrels for layered flavors of straw, fruit, oak, and the unique spice notes of traditional Belgian yeast.

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