Schlafly / The Wine and Cheese Place Bourbon Barrel Quad is BOTTLED!!!!!When we first put the Schlafly beer in barrel six months ago (check out the pics) , I thought this day would never come....but....
I got "the call" today from Stephen Hale, head brewer of Schlafly, that they bottled the Bourbon Barrel Quadrupel. That is the good news, the bad news is that the "angel's share" was bigger than we thought. The barrel only yielded 18 cases of bottled beer after evaporation. We are going to save a case for for special tastings and ageing. So that leaves only 17 cases to sell or 204 bottles!
So the beer should be at the distributor on Friday and we will get it next week! We will work on the raffle portion of the beer. With the small amount we received, I will sell 100 bottles with the raffle method and will update you on the other 104 bottles.
You know I will keep you up to date with the blog/facebook/twitter this weekend. I am thinking next Friday February 17th as the official release date.
We cannot tell you how excited we are about this program and to be involved with local breweries in creating these rare, limited, and exciting beers. I think it is very exciting for the beer community here in St. Louis and is a result of the close network we have and the amazing brewers and their willingness to participate. This is just the first one to be bottled with 5 more beers in barrel and more on the way. Click here to read more about the barrel program and scroll down the blog posts and check out the pictures..
Great looking bottle --
Picture and info from Schlafly.com
Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel
Available in extremely limited quantity, exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place.
ABV: 12 | IBU: 50
APPEARANCE: Deep mahogany, slightly hazy
PROCESS: Strong Belgian-style Ale; aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel for several months
HOPS: Marynka, Lublin (PL)
MALTS: 2-row malted barley, malted wheat, Munich malt, Special B malt, Caravienne, Dark Candi sugar
YEAST: Belgian Abbey Ale
Our Quadrupel is easily one of the most rich and full bodied beers we make, so when Paul Hayden at The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, Missouri asked us to age some in a bourbon barrel, we were happy to oblige. The resulting ale is loaded with oak and bourbon character, as well as the rich dried-fruit character of the Quadrupel. We have created a unique taste you will only find in this extremely limited edition. We filled just one bourbon barrel and may never produce this beer again, so enjoy!