We kick off the third year of our In the Spirit Barrel-Aged Series Saturday October 26th with the release of Haunted Barrel Candy Bar Porter and two special variants, Haunted Toffee and Haunted Jubilee.
Haunted Barrel is an imperial porter aged for six months in rum and bourbon barrels with cacao and vanilla added. It is the ultimate adult trick-or-treat beer, arriving just in time for Halloween.
Two special and limited variants will accompany Haunted Barrel this year: Haunted Toffee and Haunted Jubilee. Haunted Jubilee mimics the flavor profile of the rum-infused cherries jubilee dessert but swaps in raspberry instead of cherry along with Tahitian vanilla bean in our best rum barrels. For Haunted Toffee, we took our best bourbon barrels and added caramelized sugar and cacao.
All three beers will be released on draft at 11:00 a.m. in our taproom at 1505 West Saint Paul Avenue in the historic Menomonee River Valley. We will also sell a limited number of each beer in bottles, also commencing at 11:00 a.m. Haunted Barrel will be sold in 750ml bottles and the two variants will be sold in 500ml bottles. All bottles are $20 each. The variants are more limited than Haunted Barrel but we have made more of each variant than in past years.
Saturday’s release is a Halloween celebration so we will give away a bottle of 2018 Haunted Barrel and one of its variants, Haunted Maple or Haunted Joy, to the wearer of the best Halloween costume we see in line.
Haunted Barrel was our first ever release in the In the Spirit Barrel-Aged Series, first hitting the scene in October 2017. We have five main releases in the series each year, including Haunted Barrel, Nexus of the Universe Russian Imperial Stout, Liquid Layers Barleywine, Mystic Knot Irish Coffee Stout and a summer barrel-aged sour that has rotated.
Three In the Spirit releases are already scheduled for this fall. They include:
- Haunted Barrel on October 26th
- Liquid Layers Spiced Barleywine on Black Friday, November 29.
- This year we packaged each of the four variants of Liquid Layers. This year’s variants are: bourbon, rum, rye and a special whiskey pumpkin barrel. This is the first year we have ever bottled liquid layers. Packages are limited and will be sold in a pre-sale that will go live soon. Stay Tuned Here For Details
- Nexus of the Universe, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon and brandy barrels for nine months with cacao and vanilla added. Release Date: December 14, 2019.
We will also be releasing our Mystic Knot Irish Coffee Stout in March 2019 but the date has not been set yet.
For more information on the Haunted Barrel Bottle Release go here.