Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels Hits Shelves Across the Country Next Friday, November 15th for a Limited Time

Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels


Ever since its gates officially opened in 2018, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore has made it clear that, in addition to brewing everything from IPAs to sours to stouts, a particular focus was going to be placed on barrel-aged beers. Continuing to make good on that promise, Guinness today announces its second nationally available barrel-aged beer: Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels. The announcement comes on International Stout Day – a holiday near and dear to the hearts of Guinness brewers in Baltimore and Dublin alike.

The new beer is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together.

A stock ale is traditionally a blend of two different beer styles. Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together. The high gravity stout and malty barleywine lead to a hearty and full-bodied beer with notes of nutty chocolate, raisins, roasted barley and sweet dark fruit with an ABV of 10%. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, stone fruit and ripe berries come off of this intense and luxuriant stock ale. The best way to enjoy all of these complex flavors and aromas is to sip the beer slowly and savor it at a leisurely pace – with respect to its double digit ABV.

"One of the really cool things about brewing a stock ale is that you actually get to brew two completely separate beers with unique traits and their own identities, and then blend them together to create a beer that takes on some of both, but also has a life of its own," said Senior Brewer at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Sean Brennan. "When you consider all of the flavors coming from the wood of the barrels thanks to Bulleit's subtle spice and oaky richness, there's a lot of powerful influences to take note of and process in the final beer. As we say, it's one to sip."

Wooden barrels are a critical piece of Guinness history. During a span of nearly two centuries, every Guinness beer worldwide was stored and shipped in barrels. Fast forward to today; our brewers in both Baltimore and Dublin are bringing that tradition back to life, using their creativity to marry the best flavors of beer and wood.

Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels wents on tap Thrusday at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore and can be found on shelves at specialty beer stores across the U.S. in 4-packs of 11.2oz bottles for a limited time beginning November 15th for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

For more information on the Open Gate Brewery and Guinness visit www.GuinnessBreweryBaltimore.com and @GuinnessUS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The brewers at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, MD have announced the launch of Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout, the latest in a line of new beers to come out of the new home for experimental beers from Guinness.

Concrete Beach Brewery will serve as official craft beer sponsor of upcoming Florida Supercon at the Miami Beach Convention Center, hosted by ReedPOP – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – this July 4-7, 2019. To celebrate the annual cosplay event, the brew team has prepared a brand new ale, brewed with pineapple juice, for heroes and villains alike. This is a second take of a Supercon-inspired ale, and with this new beer, the brewery worked with local artist and friend, Golden.

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With no idea on how Concrete Beach Brewery came up with the name for “Mise en Place”, I fired up the good-old Google machine and discovered the meaning but also that the phrase has its own Wikipedia page.

According to Wikipedia, Mise en place (French pronunciation: ​[mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which means "putting in place" or "everything in its place."   It continues to say that, in the kitchen, the phrase is used as a noun (i.e., the setup of the array of ingredients), a verb (i.e., the process of preparing) and a state of mind.

This golden-straw colored beer is a Grisette-style table beer rooted in Belgium, but brewed for Miami. It is very sessionable at 4.3% ABV and 12 IBU’s.  

Pours with a thick head. The flavor is a little bready with faint lemon notes and the grass/herba finish that you’d expect with a farmhouse ale.

Mise en Place is a very drinkable ale that is perfect for a hot Miami afternoon by the pool or crushing after cutting the yard.

Whoever came up with the name for this beer nailed it!  One sip and you’ll agree that CCB’s Mise en Place qualifies as not only the noun, the verb but also the state of mind with this one.  Every facet of this one is right where it belongs.

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