Glendale, WI — For the past two years Sprecher Brewing Company’s bourbon barrel-aged Czar Brew and Commando have been doing just that, aging in white oak bourbon barrels. These deliciously complex brews have melded and mellowed to a degree never achieved before, at least not one available for public consumption.
Bourbon and oak highlights perfectly balance the dark roasted malts in Czar Brew, a sumptuous Russian Imperial Stout. Bourbon barrel-aging naturally complements the malts and hops at the heart of Commando, a decadent Peated Strong Scotch-style ale with its dried fruit, caramel and smoky notes.
The two years spent resting in bourbon barrels subtly integrated the many distinguishing tastes in both these beers. None dominates; rather, each flavor seductively unveils. At 12% abv (alcohol by volume), Czar Brew and Commando are designed for savoring in a snifter as one would a cognac. Rich and full-bodied, each will be offered in a new package: a four pack of 12 ounce bottles.
Commando and Czar are scheduled to be packaged the first week in November. They will be available in the Sprecher Gift Shop immediately after packaging, and distributed to additional retail outlets the week of November 10th.
About Sprecher Brewing Company:
Maker of award-winning beers and gourmet sodas, Sprecher Brewing Company is Milwaukee’s first craft brewery since Prohibition. Established in 1985, Sprecher remains a leader in Wisconsin’s craft brewing industry.
Sprecher Brewery is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. The Gift Shop is open seven days a week; tours are offered daily. More information about the brewery history, products, tours and Gift Shop hours can be found at www.sprecherbrewery.com, or by calling 414.964.2739.