For 2019, Reuben’s Brews updated its packaging and barrel-aging capabilities. One of the many payoffs is this year’s BBIS, short for bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout, this year’s batch has been scaled up and delivered in three different variants for the first time.
As we count down the 24 days of December leading up to Christmas, we are highlighting one barrel-aged beer each day. View all of the beers on this year’s Barrel-Aged Beer advent calendar after they have been posted at https://www.newschoolbeer.com/category/ba-adventcalendar
Variants of barrel-aged or other Imperial-esque beers have become common, but usually those variants involve additional spices and adjunct. Reuben’s Brews has designed its two alternates by aging the same base beer in a muscat grape wine barrel, and puncheons that once held cognac. The third edition is the classic bourbon barrel-aged version.