Garage Brewing Co. (Temecula, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of a very special batch of its Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale on February 14, 2019.
Do not be fooled by its seemingly innocent, straightforward name. Sure, Garage Brewing’s Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale is just that, but it does have one big secret: it has been aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 22 months. Thanks to this lengthy aging period, Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale (8% ABV) has emerged “darker in color than a typical brown ale” and is filled with “toasty, nutty and light vanilla notes.”
“This beer is out of the ordinary,” Garage Brewing Co.’s Brewmaster Guy Bartmess, said. “We’ve taken a style of beer that isn’t typically aged in Bourbon barrels and left if in the oak for almost twice as long as usual. The outcome is a unique Bourbon barrel aged beer that has no peer.”
This batch of Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale will officially debut on draft in Garage Brewing Co.’s Tap Room on Thursday, February 14 and distribution is expected to follow shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Garage Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Prost!
Vital Information for Imperial Oatmeal Brown Ale from Garage Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; releasing February 14, 2019
Style – Imperial Brown Ale
ABV – 8%
Treatment – Aged for 22 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.garagebrewco.com/find-our-brew