Innis & Gunn (Edinburgh, Scotland) recently announced that they have added Bourbon Aged Dark Ale to their lineup of core offerings.
After achieving massive popularity with craft beer fans when it was previously released as a limited edition beer and then earning a gold medal at the US Open Beer Championship, the folks at Innis & Gunn realized it was a no-brainer to promote Bourbon Aged Dark Ale to year-round status. This offering receives its bourbon notes thanks to a maturation process over American Bourbon infused oak with Innis & Gunn’s Oakerator™, an innovative and unique piece of brewing technology that provides the beer with its distinctive oak-aged aroma and flavor. The brewery’s Master Brewer describes Bourbon Aged Dark Ale as having a “very smooth taste with flavors of caramelized fruit and sponge pudding’, which accompanies notes of brown sugar, zesty orange oil, and coconut. The aroma is described as ‘rich orange marmalade, and bitter chocolate spice.”
“The Bourbon Aged Dark is one of most our exciting brews, showcasing our passion towards innovating beer flavors and experimenting with new ideas around what beer can and should be. We look forward to growing with our import partner, United States Beverage, and our distributor partners here in the US not only with expansion across the country, but with beers that continue to push boundaries.”
– Neil Innis Sharp, General Manager, Innis & Gunn USA
Bourbon Aged Dark Ale will be available in 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles. This offering will begin to roll out in the near future and will be found year-round at craft beer-friendly retailers nationwide. Keep an eye out for this one on your next beer run to get your bourbon fix in beer form with some Bourbon Aged Dark Ale. Prost!