Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has officially announced that Double Barrel Dubbel will arrive at the end of April as the brewery’s latest Limited Release offering.
Brewed as a nod to Brewery Ommegang’s first beer, Double Barrel Dubbel starts with a base of Ommegang Abbey Ale that is similarly spiced with orange peel, coriander, cumin, star anise, and licorice root. Once the brewing process is completed, the beer then “gracefully ages for six months in a mix of bourbon and brandy casks in the brewery’s cellar.” This treatment results in a final blend that boasts a flavor profile of “caramel, raisin, and plums [mixing] nicely with underlying flavors of oak, bourbon, and subtle hints of dried fruit and vanilla.” Double Barrel Dubbel weighs in at 9.9% ABV.
“As we’ve expanded our barrel-aging program, we’ve experimented with some of our favorite core beers, trying different barrels, and combinations of barrels, to create something new with beers we already enjoy. We thought the combination of bourbon and brandy for Abbey Ale was a great one and we’re pleased to share Double Barrel Dubbel with fans.”
– Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang
Double Barrel Dubbel will be available for a limited time beginning in late April 2018. You can expect to find this Limited Release brew available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, New York and other select states located within Ommegang’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Double Barrel Dubbel from Brewery Ommegang
Release – Limited, late April 2018
Style – Dubbel
ABV – 9.9%
Malts – Pils, Amber, Munich & Aromatic
Hops – Styrian Golding & Spalter Select
Added Ingredients – Orange peel, coriander, cumin, star anise & licorice root
Treatment – A blend of beer aged for six months in a mix of bourbon & brandy casks
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pairs well with bold flavors like beef carbonade over mashed potatoes, robust cheeses like sharp cheddar and bleu cheese, and for dessert, a brandy-soaked fruitcake.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – FL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA ,SC, SD, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, and Washington D.C