When we released the original vintage of Big City Quad last year, it was our first foray into cocktail-barrel-aging, and it opened our eyes to the possibilities of ever more complex flavor profiles. That first batch of BCQ was aged solely in Manhattan barrels, but when we decided to recreate it, we wanted to take it to the next level.
2015 Big City Quad, a blend of quadrupel aged in Manhattan and Boulevardier cocktail barrels, releases this Saturday, September 12th at 1pm!
For those not familiar with our previous releases in this series, a cocktail barrel is essentially all the components of a Manhattan, Boulevardier or other cocktail, aged in an oak barrel. When we received these freshly emptied barrels, we split a batch of quad to age separately in each variety. After 8 months, we blended the two parts back together.
In addition to whiskey notes, vermouth and bitters still present in the barrels lend an aromatic finish to balance the decadent malt notes inherent in our quads.
We’ll have Big City Quad on tap and in bottles this Saturday when doors open at 1pm. Bombers will cost $15 each with a half-case limit. More bottles will hit store shelves in Colorado following the release. While Big City Quad is delicious right now, we recommend you cellar some bombers for years to come. If last year’s is any indication, this will age beautifully.
After Saturday, we’ll start gearing up for GABF…look for a full schedule of special tappings, capped off by a killer beer brunch at one of our favorite restaurants…TBA soon!