What is it? A barrel-aged beer is a beer that has been aged for a period of time in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood.
The purpose of aging in wood is to retrieve the unique character of the wood, and/or flavor and aroma of what was previously in the barrel. The most commonly found barrel aged beers are those aged in oak barrels of bourbon or scotch. However, new barrels, wine or spirit barrels, and wood types of apple, alder, hickory and more can also be used for flavor and aroma. Some brewers also char or toast the barrels to further enhance the flavor of the wood.
There are no exclusive colors, textures, perceived malt, hop or bitterness aromas or flavors, to barrel-aged beers, enabling a broad range of discovery and experimentation for brewers and drinkers.
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Discover the taste of barrel-aged beers by trying the Marsellus W (aged in 6 different rum barrels from Jamaica and Guyana) and Daughter of Autumn (aged in 4 different scotch barrels), both from Retorto and available now.