OCTOBER 3-6, 2019 - BIG DITCH TAP ROOM - Festival Eve Barrel Aged Beers Release Party
As we welcome The Festival (via Shelton Brothers) to Buffalo, we are proud to release several barrel aged beers that are sure to keep both local and visiting beer geeks happy.
1) BOURBON BARREL AGED BARLEYWINE: THE TOWER
Our brewery sits in the shadow of the Electric Tower, which is where the New Year's Eve ball drops in Buffalo, and we brew The Tower to celebrate the coming of the new year. We aged some of the 2019 batch in a single bourbon barrel from Tommyrotter Distillery, also from Buffalo, for nine months. The result is a wonderfully complex combination of rich toffee and silky caramel with finishing touches of citrus, honey, pine, and oak. This beer is amazingly smooth for its 10.5% ABV and will continue to mature in the bottle. --- Less than 200 x 12 oz. bottles filled, $9 each, 2 pp limits. Also available on draft.
2) TART CHERRY BARREL AGED BEAUTIFUL RIVER SAISON
Our house saison aged in Leonard Oakes Estate Winery pinot noir barrels for five months and finished with tart cherries from Singer Farm Naturals. Bone dry, with big barnyard brett character, and a light cherry pie finish. -- Draft only.
3) DRY HOPPED BARREL AGED BEAUTIFUL RIVER SAISON
Our house saison aged in Leonard Oakes Estate Winery pinot noir barrels for five months and dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. This beer is a perfect balance between fruity Belgian yeast flavor, earthy brett character, and pungent white grape hop aroma. --- Draft only.
4) 2019 TOWPATH IMPERIAL STOUT
Barges on the old Erie Canal were often pulled by beasts of burden along a Towpath, which were roadways alongside the canal. Our Imperial Stout, brewed to commemorate our 200th batch is a beast of a beer itself, clocking in at 9.4% ABV, and featuring a full- bodied, rich and roasty flavor. --- In cans!
5) LOCK IPA #7: DART (BATCH 2)
Not barrel aged, but the second and final batch from this installment of our Lock IPA series. Dart is brewed with lots of adjunct grains, mainly malted and flaked oats, as well as Vic Secret, Mosaic, and Citra hops. The oats make this beer luxuriously creamy while the hops add immense flavors of pineapple and passion fruit to the beer. -- 16 oz. four-packs, $14.99. Also available on draft.