Used to be that a beer aged in wood was a rare shelf find, but now you can’t throw a bottle cap without hitting one. For this episode, we have five barrel-aged “Chicago” beers, and the results are…unexpected. We have one of the most mysterious beers we’ve ever opened, experience nostalgia for the days of bottle-waxing, and try to resist the urge to jibboo. And Craig might not be hunting whales, but he sure is hunting something.
Whiner Beer Co. – Le Tub (blended wild farmhouse aged in cabernet barrels)
Nomad Brewery – Batch #1 (imperial brown ale aged in bourbon barrels)
Mikerphone Brewing – Jibboo (farmhouse ale aged in wine puncheons)
Off Color Brewing – Barrel-Aged Dino S’mores (imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels)
Transient Artisan Ales – Kentuckley (imperial breakfast stout aged in bourbon barrels)