|Oak-aged lagers are a growing area of interest for brewers, Buoy Beer has just bottled theirs – Decapitator, a Barrel-Aged Doppelbock. Decapitator has been brewed before and offered only on draft until now, 500ml bottles in their River Barrel Small Batch series will be released next weekend.|
The first chance to get a bottle of Decapitator will be during a Brewers’ Dinner on November 14th that will include a dialogue with the brewers, 4 paired courses, and a brewery tour.
More from a press release:
“The Decapitator has long been a favorite among the Buoy brewers and we’ve always felt it’s one of our strongest and most unique brands,” says Michael Duron, Lead Brewer. “The integrity of the recipe and cellar character really comes through cleanly and is enhanced but not obscured by the whiskey barrels.”
Brewed with intention and diligence, Buoy Beer’s Decapitator Doppelbock harkens back to the traditions of Monastic Germany. Big malt aromatics lead with toasty graham cracker, toffee and marshmallow. It’s smooth and sneaky, supported by warming alcohol notes and subtle caramel esters. Decapitator Doppelbock has a 10.3% ABV and was aged for 12 months in Fireside Bourbon barrels.