Wood and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting

Littleport WABAB is returning by popular request

Wood and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting: December 26th, 2023. Time: from one ’til we’re done… Tickets are $45 each and entitle you to a tasting of Wisconsin crafted wood and barrel aged beers. Food will also be supplied. We will be updating this year’s offerings as they are stocked.

THIS YEAR SO FAR:

1: New Glarus Oak Aged Nectar Ale 6% ABV (4.19 Untappd) Sweet nuances of Bavarian heritage Geisenheim grapes, harvested in New York, dance effortlessly with malted barley and raw wheat in this unexpected celebration of traditional Lambic brewing methods. Dan’s masterful blending of wild fruit cave batches from 2017, 18 and 19 result in this luminous nectar of the Gods. Sparkling notes of honeyed apricot and candied lemon create illusions of summertime honeysuckle and hummingbirds. Finally, a long six week rest in oak completed the spontaneous fermentation sealing forever this marriage of wine and beer.

2: Cuvee Blend #1 3 Sheeps Brewing Company Stout – Imperial / Double 12.4% ABV (4.32 Untappd) Their yearly release that looks back at previous year’s barrel aged beer. This year’s Cuvee Blend is a delicious mix of Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine, Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout and a Rye Barrel Aged Quad.

3: Central Waters Dark & Stormy Brewer’s Reserve Dark and Stormy Ale (2022) Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy 12.3% ABV (3.44 Untappd) Rum barrel-aged Imperial Scotch Ale with ginger root and lime zest

4: Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Lunatic Stout – Imperial / Double Intense dark chocolate, coffee and cocoa malt flavors. Opaque and black with substantial body. Aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels. 9.5% ABV 55 IBU (3.87 Untappd)

5: Belgian Red New Glarus Brewing Company Fruit Beer 4% ABV (4.22 Untappd) This beer is brewed with whole Montmorency Cherries, Wisconsin Farmed Wheat and Belgian Roasted Barleys, lagered in oak tanks and balanced by Hallertau hops and aged in the brewery one full year. Over a pound of Door County Cherries in every bottle makes this beer uniquely “Wisconsin.” Expect this beer to be ruby red, with a medium body that is highly carbonated and intense with cherry flavor and bouquet.

6: Raspberry Tart New Glarus Brewing Company Fruit Beer 4% ABV (4.2 Untappd) Severe Drought, we shared the farmer’s horror as Wisconsin’s cherry crop failed! Dan bought what cherries he could. The Apple crop fared better. Then joy! A grand Wisconsin cranberry harvest. What will Dan brew with Apples, Cranberries and Cherries? Oh my! You hold the happy accident of Wisconsin’s favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation. Serendipity is a wondrous celebration that sparkles your senses and dances across your palate. A kaleidoscope of flavor discovered by accident in a sour ale!

7: Potosi Piper’s Delight Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy 9.7% ABV, 24 IBU 4.07 Untappd

8: Potosi Inner Sanctum Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad 10.5% ABV, 23 IBU 4.1 Untappd

9: Potosi Grand Amber Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine 11.5% ABV, 57 IBU 3.99 Untappd

10: LaCrosse Distilling Woodpecker Cream Stout #2

11: LaCrosse Distilling Tree Line Eye Shine and Woodpecker Egg Nog Stout #3

12: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Quad 74655

13: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 82414

14: Littleport Naked Jubota Oaked Scotch Ale

15. Vintage Brewing Company Woodshed Oaked IPA

16: Central Waters La Riviere Coulee Belgian Blonde

17: 3 Sheeps Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 9/5/22

18: Hillsboro Big Jim Bourbon Brown Ale 9/5/22

19: Central Waters Vanilla Rye Barrel Aged Stout 79383 9/21/22

20: Central Waters Tequila Barrel Aged Key Lime Gose 91126 9/5/22

21: Lakefront Barrel Aged Pumpkin Imperial 10/25/22

22: Mobcraft Flanders Red 10/25/22

23: Hillsboro Big Jim Bourbon Brown 10/25/22

24: Central Waters Pecan Kringle Stout 10/25/22

25: Central Waters Call Me Ol’ Fashioned 10/25/22

26: Milwaukee Gin Barrel Aged O-GII Imperial Wit 9.2% ABV, 24 IBU 3.68 Untappd 10/25/22

27: Lakefront Tequila Barrel Aged Imperial Margarita 15 IBU 11% ABV The bigger, bolder, reposado version of our Margarita-Style Ale. This beer’s bright lime and sweet orange flavors meld with vanilla and cedar notes from its stay in tequila barrels. ¡Salud!