Cigar City Brewing Begins Tasting Room Only Release of Celestial Insurance Barrel-Aged Barleywine

500BottleMock-Celestial-Insurance-1200x3350Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Celestial Insurance, a Brandy and Rum Barrel-aged Barleywine, will see a Special Release in the brewery’s Tasting Room this week.

Intelligently designed to bring you closer whichever “deity you happen to exalt”, Celestial Insurance is a Barleywine-style Ale that has been “aged in Peach Brandy barrels before being aged in Rum barrels.”  This multilayered treatment lends this Barleywine “a rich nose of toffee, vanilla, and overripe peaches . . . balanced . . . by oak and spicy alcohol aromas” alongside flavors of molasses, raisins and caramelized peach . . . with wood tannins and rum-like spice.” Weighing in at a massive 14% ABV, Celestial Insurance is so “viscous and complex” that is sure to get the attention of the gods themselves.

Celestial Insurance hit The Tasting Room at Cigar City Brewing on June 18 and will hang around as long as supplies last. This Tasting Room exclusive release is available in 500ml bottles and on draft. Outside of special events, Celestial Insurance is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Celestial Insurance from Cigar City Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; launching June 18, 2019
Style – Barleywine
ABV – 14%
IBUs – 39
Treatment – Aged in Peach Brandy barrels before being aged in Rum barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only release