It’s really easy to find a beer that’s been aged in some sort of liquor barrel. Bourbon is the most common, but I’ve seen a ton of rum barrel-aged beers as well as a handful that have been aged in barrels that once held tequila. However, something you see a little less often is the reverse, a spirit that has been aged in a barrel previously used to age beer.
More and more beer-aged booze has started to pop up. The most prominent option is Jameson’s Caskmates, which features the iconic whiskey aged in stout barrels. There are a decent number of other great options out there as well. Check out the gallery above for a look at a few of the best.
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Jameson's Caskmates takes the old favorite and introduces some hops and cocoa beans to make for a slightly different flavor.
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New Holland's Beer Barrel Bourbon is finished for 90 days in barrels that were previously used for the brewery's Dragon's Milk Stout.
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For this one, Grant's worked with Edinburgh's Caledonia Brewery, an ale that adds malty notes to the finished product.
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This single malt by Glenfiddich was the first to ever be finished in IPA casks.
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Alexander Murray Polly's Casks is finished in barrels previously used for Firestone Walker's DBA.