Wood and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting

Littleport WABAB is returning by popular request

Wood and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting: December 27th, 2022. 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. Some of the brews offered last year are below. We will be updating this year’s offerings as they come in.

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 humming birds. 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 Serendipity 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

AND THE LIST WILL CONTINUE TO GROW!

Some of the brews offered last year are shown below. We will be updating this year’s offerings as they come in.

  1. Littleport Naked Jubota Oaked Scotch Ale 5.7% ABV
  2. Littleport Obie Oaked Brown Ale 5.7% ABV
  3. Vintage Brewing Company Woodshed Oaked IPA 6.5% ABV 65 IBU 3.64 Untappd
  4. Central Waters La Riviere Coulee, Belgian Quad/French Wine Barrels 6.5%ABV 3.81 Untappd
  5. Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout 7.4% ABV 48 IBU 3.96 Untappd Score
  6. Hillsboro Big Jim Bourbon Brown Ale 8.2% ABV, 22 IBU 3.86 Untappd
  7. Capital’s Eternal Flame Imperial Stout 8.5% 27 IBU 3.52 Untappd
  8. Mobcraft Eissturm 9% ABV (1/6th)
  9. Milwaukee Tequila Aged O-GII Imperial Wit 9.2% ABV, 24 IBU 3.68 Untappd
  10. Potosi Piper’s Delight Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy 9.7% ABV, 24 IBU 4.07 Untappd bottled
  11. Potosi Piper’s Delight Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy 9.7% ABV, 24 IBU 4.07 Untappd kegged
  12. Mobcraft Existence 2021 10% ABV Belgian Sour Ale 10% ABV (12 oz cans)
  13. Potosi Inner Sanctum Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad 10.5% ABV, (2021-kegged)
  14. Potosi Inner Sanctum Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad 10.5% ABV, 23 IBU 4.1 Untappd bottled
  15. Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout 10.5% ABV 48 IBU 4.19 Untappd Score
  16. Mobcraft Padishah 2021 34308
  17. Mobcraft Padishah 2021 Central Standard Bourbon 34296
  18. Potosi Grand Amber Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine 11.5% ABV, 57 IBU 3.99 Untappd bottled
  19. Potosi Grand Amber Brandy Barrel-Aged Barleywine 11.5%ABV, (2021 keg)
  20. LaCrosse Distilling Woodpecker #2 Coffee Almond Hazelnut Cream Stout #2 (1/6th)
  21. LaCrosse Distilling Woodpecker #3 You Serious, Clark? Egg Nog Stout #3 (1/6th)
  22. Company Brewing Holiday Party Barbadian rum barrel aged Belgian Quad 11.5% ABV, 22 IBU 4.12 Untappd
  23. Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 14.3% ABV 80 IBU 4.13 Untappd
  24. Littleport Northern Lights BBA Russian Imperial Stout 14% ABV

BELOW BREWS ARE ON ORDER and may or may not arrive on time, if at all.

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Descriptions of each beer are below:

Littleport Naked Jubota Oaked Scotch Ale 5.7% ABV

Flavours like vanilla and toffee combined with the malty character of our Scotch Ale, aged 8 weeks in whiskey and bourbon soaked oak chips for a lighter wintertime sipper.

Littleport Obie Oaked Brown Ale 5.7% ABV

We used oak to add character to this robust Brown Ale. Crafted in a small 2 BBL batch, this toasty brew features a balanced malt profile with a smooth, satisfying finish.

Vintage Brewing Company Woodshed Oaked IPA 6.5% ABV 65 IBU 3.64 Untappd

Woodshed is a unique IPA experience – something of a hybrid British IPA/ American IPA, brewed with two types of oak chips for a truly distinctive flavor. English First Gold and Fuggles hops lend fruity and woodsy notes to the aroma, as well as a restrained bitterness, and an unmistakable yet subdued oaky essence winds its way throughout this beer’s character. Imagine a hearty, heavily-hopped ale riding in an oak barrel on a tallship to India 150 years ago.

Central Waters La Riviere Coulee Belgian Blonde aged in French Wine Barrels 6.5% ABV 3.81 Untappd. This delicate Belgian Blonde laid for over a year in French oak. These red wine barrels lend a slight tannic note, yet this aged blonde ale is reminiscent of Chardonnay. La Riviere dwells outside of the big, barrel-aged stout box, showcasing a more refined and nuanced style.

Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout 7.4% ABV 48 IBU 3.96 Untappd Score

A coffee lover’s delight! A wonderful stout infused with coffee that is specially roasted for CW by Emy J’s in Stevens Point, WI.

Hillsboro Big Jim Bourbon Brown Ale 8.2% ABV, 22 IBU 3.86 Untappd Flavors of bourbon, roasted malts, and vanilla meld together for a deep, dark, and delicious brew. 

Capital’s Eternal Flame Imperial Stout 8.5% 27 IBU 3.52 Untappd

This Imperial Stout is brewed with 6 different malts and infused with cocoa nibs and habanero peppers to create a roasty hot chocolate-like experience to welcome in the coming season.

Mobcraft Eissturm 9% ABV 40 IBU 3.72 Untappd (1/6th)

Eissturm – German for “ice storm” this Eisbock, aged in a blend of oak and bourbon barrels, is the perfect blend of malty notes and hints of bourbon barrel character. Though never frozen, this Bock is sure to warm your insides.

Milwaukee Tequila Aged O-GII Imperial Wit 9.2% ABV, 24 IBU 3.68 Untappd

Created by brewer Kurt Mayes, O-Gii is a collaboration with Milwaukee’s own Rishi Tea, infusing Asian character to this monster wheat beer. The name is anod to the brewing abbreviation OG, which defines the potential for alcohol level prior to fermentation.

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

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

Bourbon barrel-aged Scotch Ale

Mobcraft Existence 2021 10% ABV Belgian Sour Ale 10% ABV (12 oz cans)

Belgian-Style Sour Ale aged in American and French oak with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus.

Potosi Inner Sanctum Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad 10.5% ABV, (2021-kegged)

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

Historically brewed by the pious monks of Belgium, this decadent brew features unique raisin and plum character resulting from select dark caramel malts and twelve months of aging in oak brandy barrels. Gently warming with a lingering toffee finish. Best enjoyed with a smug attitude and a cashmere turtleneck.

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout 10.5% ABV 48 IBU 4.19 Untappd Score

The brewery’s most highly sought after beer, this imperial stout is aged to perfection in oak bourbon barrels. Look for this tasty treat to contain hints of bourbon and vanilla with roasted overtones that is sure to please any connoisseur’s palate. Serve this beer at cellar temperature from a snifter glass, and enjoy this expression of our passion for brewing.

Mobcraft Padishah 2021 34308

From these humble barrels an empire was born. This Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels is the ruler of all palates. Its royal lineage boasts a rich and complex character fit for a king. All hail Padishah!

Mobcraft Padishah 2021 Central Standard Bourbon 34296 11% ABV No IBU No rating

Imperial stout aged in Central Standard Bourbon barrels.

Potosi Grand Amber Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine (bottled) 11.5% ABV, 57 IBU 3.99 Untappd

& Potosi Grand Amber Brandy Barrel-Aged Barleywine (kegged) 11.5%ABV, (2021)

Aged in hand-selected brandy casks, this singular American Barleywine is decadent and daring in equal measure. Full-bodied, soft and inviting, its fruity notes are soaked in caramel maltiness with a medium hop finish. Like a bitter little secret gently wrapped in sweet treats

LaCrosse Distilling Woodpecker Cream Stout #2 Tree Line Eye Shine 10.8% ABV 14 IBU 4.15 Untappd(1/6th) Hand selected and blended whiskey barrels of aging chocolate stout create this deep bodied creamy treat. Toasted almonds and hazelnuts bring out a nutty warm buttery feel. We used fresh locally roasted coffee beans to balance out the lactose sweetness. This barrel-aged delight is sure to evoke your creative side. Sourced from familiar places created by local faces. To be enjoyed any time of day in any kind of way.

LaCrosse Distilling Woodpecker Egg Nog Stout #3 December 2021 release (1/6th) 11% ABV

This barrel aged stout enjoyed 14 months in spent whiskey barrels. The mellow complexity that came from this aging process left a perfect canvas creating this holiday delight. With spicy overtones that conjure up laughter from the past and excitement for the future, this tasty treat is a celebration of what has been and what will be. Don’t you go falling in love with it now because it is a limited release.

Company Brewing Holiday Party Barbadian rum barrel aged Belgian Quad 11.5% ABV, 22 IBU 4.12 Untappd– Back for 2021! Aged in Barbadian rum barrels, this year’s batch is loaded with aromas of rum-raisin, toffee, and vanilla, while the warming sensation from the substantial alcohol content emphasizes flavors of bananas foster, nutmeg, and molasses.

Littleport Northern Lights BBA Russian Imperial Stout 14% ABV

An imperial barrel aged stout with coconut/vanilla/chocolate notes from the bourbon and oak resulting in an ideal “fireplace” sipping beer. Brewed with an extreme dose of malts, this is a smooth, silky stout which impresses with notes of chocolate, raisiny fruits and caramel. Winter nights were made for this brew!

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 14.3% ABV 80 IBU 4.13 Untappd

An American Barleywine Ale aged in used oak bourbon barrels, this beer develops rich flavors of dark fruits and wood that deepen over time. **2008 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner**