Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
Arriving as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s new barrel-aged series that allows its brewers to explore and experiment with a variety of styles in a variety of barrels, Wood Werks No. 3 started life as an Imperial Brown Rye Ale “brewed with copious amounts of malted and flaked rye, accentuating spicy and bready notes.” The beer was then sent to age for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels so that its “complex malt bill” could pick up “spirited characteristics” from those barrels. This lengthy and careful aging process ultimately paid off by producing a 12.6% ABV Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale that promises to offer a “smooth and full-bodied finish.”
Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale will roll out in August and is scheduled to stick around – as long as supplies last – through September 2018. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Wood Werks Series, August – September 2018
Style – Rye Ale
ABV – 12.6%
Treatment – Aged for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pistachio and mustard crusted salmon with arugula & delicata squash salad, aged Dutch Gouda, peach fritters”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/