Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 20, 2017December 20, 2017
•Wyoming Whiskey has re-released two limited edition whiskies. Aged for five-and-a-half years in new charred oak barrels, Wyoming’s 96-proof Single Barrel Bourbon is sourced from the distillery’s finest barrel, with yield limited to 220 bottles. The new entry retails at $60 a 750-ml. and is available throughout Wyoming, Colorado, California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois while supplies last. Meanwhile, Wyoming Whiskey’s Double Cask (100 proof) has also returned to shelves. Initially launched in January, Double Cask is a fully matured Bourbon that undergoes secondary aging in Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels prior to bottling. Retail priced at $70, Double Cask’s original distribution footprint of California and Wyoming will now be extended to include New York, New Jersey and Colorado as well.
•California’s Stone Brewing has released its 2017 series of small-batch, barrel-aged beers. First up is 2016 Stygian Descent, a 12%-abv Black IPA aged in rye whiskey barrels. Next, is a red and white wine barrel-aged version of Stone Saison du Buff, a 9.3%-abv collaboration between Dogfish Head, Victory and Stone. The third release in the lineup is 2016 Xocoveza, a 9.6%-abv mocha stout aged in Bourbon barrels. The final two releases, Fyodor and Mikhail, are 13.5%-abv Imperial Stouts aged in Bourbon barrels. Though both beers are bold and rich, Mikhail was brewed with espresso for added backbone. Stone’s 2017 small-batch releases are now available nationwide in limited quantities of 500-ml. bottles.
•Plainfield, Illinois-based Nevin’s Brewing Co. is launching a new beer brand, Midnight Pig, which will be distributed across the Chicagoland area. Midnight Pig includes six brews: German style Doppelbock Apocalyptinator; Hook & Hatchet Vienna style lager; Shamefaced pilsner; Snitches Get Stitches Porter; Pinched IPA; and Tumultuous Imperial IPA. Nevin’s Brewing is part of Sonas Hospitality Co., whose other properties include Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, The Kerry Piper and Muldoon’s Irish Pub.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.