L&E x Pipeworks – Brown & Stirred Barrel Aged Remix
In celebration of Whiskey Week 2015, Longman & Eagle, in collaboration with Pipeworks Brewing, are debuting the barrel-aged version of Brown & Stirred. Naturally, this calls for a brand new chapter of the story…
While half of Brown & Stirred was released to the public immediately, the other half was set aside for extra special treatment. The base beer was moved into Rittenhouse Rye barrels for aging, where it sat for approximately nine months. A few months in, the cherry puree was added to mature as well. After the beer was racked from the barrels to the bright tank, the “bitters” (Angelica, Quassia, Cinchona, and Gentian root) were added. For barrel-aged Brown & Stirred, the bittering element was not needed. The barrel itself added a tannic bitterness along with the cherry puree.
As the Pipeworks crew kept the baby safe (get it …9 months = baby?), Longman stopped into check up. They tasted the beer three weeks in, and again on March 14th, where they battled a mob of drunk Leprechauns (on their way to the St. Patrick’s Day parade) just to get a sip. On this day it was decided the beer would soon be ready.
Now, as the perfect addition to whiskey week celebrations, the Pipeworks/Longman team presents to you what they always envisioned this beer would taste like. A Manhattan-Inspired Belgian Strong Rye Ale, aged in Rye barrels, with just enough spice, cherry sweetness, & lasting bitterness to make your mouths happy. This brew is proof that whiskey & beer make a perfect couple.
After a long day of brewing beer, a brewer wants a cocktail. Once a shift of shaking & stirring ends for a bartender, they want a beer. Brown & Stirred is the perfect marriage of the two – a “shiftie” for those who spend their days brewing beer as well as those mixing cocktails…and everyone else, for that matter. So, let’s all have a glass together. Cheers!
We will be tapping barrel-aged Brown & Stirred at 5PM on Thursday, April 9th. Come by & help us raise our glasses to whiskey!