When we started heavily investing in our barrel aging program over two years ago, we decided some beers deserved a little more attention based on more of a gut feeling, than any other criteria. Our Reserve Series features barrel aged beers incorporating local ingredients from friends like Collins Family Orchards, Minimus Wines, Efeste Wines, Woodinville Whiskey Co., and Captive Spirits Distilling.
Our barrel aging program continues to grow and produce even more stellar products. Stand by for new series of beers, and lots of fun collaborations with local and further away friends.
Reserve Series X
The last beer in our Reserve Series, this double-mash imperial stout was aged in Bourbon barrels for 18 months. This high ABV monster has deep aromas of caramel, bourbon soaked oak, and molasses, with sweet flavors of chocolate and vanilla.
vanilla, chocolate, molasses
Reserve Series No.9
Foudre fermented, this sour was inoculated with lactobacillus, saccharomyces, and brettanomyces before being transferred into a single Captive Spirits gin barrel with black currants. We allowed it to age there for 9 months before being bottled and conditioned for an additional 5 months. Earthy aromas of black currant blend with gin botanicals and balanced acidity.
black currants, oak, rose, cardamom
Reserve Series No. 8
This golden sour ale is a blend of two red wine barrels, aged for 9 months with mixed cultures of lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces. After the initial aging process, we added 250lbs of fresh peaches from our friends at Collins Family Orchards in Yakima Valley and allowed 4 more months of fermentation in the barrels. Fuzzy peach and light oak aromas explode out of the glass, followed by flavors reminiscent of tart peach juice.
peaches, oak, light acidity
Reserve Series No.7
Foudre-fermented golden sour aged 9 months in a Captive Spirits gin barrel on over 100lbs of boysenberries. Restrained acidity, botanical flavors, jammy.
coriander, juniper berries, tart boysenberries
Reserve Series No. 6
Foudre-fermented sour ale aged 9 months in Ardbeg scotch barrel with blueberries. Strong notes of smoke, and peat, balanced by tartness, and 50lbs of blueberries.
peat, smoke, blueberries
Reserve Series No.5
A foudre fermented sour ale aged 9 months in a Captive Spirits gin barrel with montmorency cherries.
juniper berries, grains of paradise, citrus, tart cherries, oak
Reserve Series No. 4
A mixed-culture sour ale brewed and conditioned in French oak with raspberries.
raspberry, fruity, funky, tart, light oak
Reserve Series No. 3
A blend of two mature barrels from our stock: one from golden sour stock, the other from our open top-puncheon. Angelino plums were added to the barrels and allowed to referment and condition for an additional 3 months.
red berries, fresh plum, strawberry, vanilla, faint oak, and candied red-fruit
Reserve Series No. 2
A mixed-culture tart saison brewed in the early spring of 2017. It was placed in a freshly emptied Muscat barrel from Minimus Wines, a small natural wine producer in Oregon and allowed to ferment and mature for seven months.
light lemon tartness, faint danish blue funk, gooseberry, stone fruit, light peach
Reserve Series No. 1
A foudre-fermented sour ale aged in French oak barrels with whole Apriums and Nectarcots from Collins Family Orchards. Aromatic, fruity, and sour, Reserve Series No. 1 is a blend of our two favorite hybrid fruits of 2017.
loads of stone fruit, apricot, nectarine, plum, firm acidity, light dusty funk