North Coast Brewing Company (Fort Bragg, California) has announced that its annually-released Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is officially back on shelves for a limited time.
Each year, the folks at North Coast Brewing Company honor their “infamous” Old Rasputin Imperial Stout – a Year-Round offering named after the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin – by brewing a special batch and aging it in whiskey barrels. This year’s release, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX (11.9% ABV), was aged in Bourbon barrels to add an “an extra kick and flavor profile to an already impressively well-balanced and potent brew.”
Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX is available now in extremely limited quantities of 500ml cork and cage bottles. You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of North Coast Brewing Company’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XX from North Coast Brewing Company
Release – Limited, late-November 2017
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.9%
IBUs – 38
Treatment – Aged in Bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles with a cork & wire finish
Beer Finder – http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beers/beer-locator/
Fun Fact – “Originally destined for limited release out of the brewery’s retail shop and Taproom in Fort Bragg, CA, [Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin] quickly grew in notoriety and beginning in 2010 North Coast put it into broader distribution. It’s still a limited – and coveted – release but can now be found in specialty stores around the country.”