Covington, KY — Braxton Brewing Company will be releasing an extremely limited, special edition Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout at its Winter Block Party on Saturday, December 3rd. This variant of Dark Charge aged for over a year in 23-year old Bourbon Barrels that then aged 100% pure Maple Syrup for another year.
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Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple Imperial Stout will be released in 22 oz. bottles at Braxton’s Winter Block Party. The bottles will be hand numbered and packaged in a limited edition box. The brewery expects them to sell out at the annual event.
“This has been a project that we have been working on for well over a year-and-a-half,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Braxton Brewing Company. “These barrels are truly something special and the end product showcases just that — a bold imperial stout with strong hints of maple, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. It has aged for a year developing all of the flavors and aromas you’d expect from a barrel of this stature.”
Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple has been a project the brewery has dreamt of since opening in March of 2015. After sourcing the barrels, the brewing team went to work creating a beer worthy of the extremely rare barrels. The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout features notes of maple, chocolate, roasted malts and smooth vanilla.
This premium bottle will be released in addition to the previously announced Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Charge bottles at the Winter Block Party. The complete lineup is listed here:
- Dark Charge 23 Bourbon Maple — ABV: 11.7%, $30, Limit 2
- Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged — ABV: 13.3%, $13, Limit 2
- Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Madagascar Vanilla Beans — ABV: 13.3%, $15, Limit 2
- Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee — ABV: 13.3%, $15, Limit 2
- Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Toasted Coconut (Builders Select) — ABV: 13.3%, $15, Limit 2
- Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Ancho Chile, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Cocoa — ABV: 13.3%, $15, Limit 2
“This project has been incredible to work on. The level of dedication and care that has gone into making this stout is unparalleled,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Company. “I’m amazed by our entire brewing team. I can’t wait for you to try it!”
The Bottle Release coincides with Braxton Brewing Company’s second annual Winter Block Party. The Dark Charge bottles will be released in the taproom at 12p. Simultaneously, live music, local food, specialty barrel-aged guest taps and more will launch in a heated tent in the parking lot directly adjacent to the brewery.
Live music begins at noon with Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle. Noah Smith will follow at 3p, The Tillers at 5p and The Hot Magnolias at 8p. DJ JK will provide the vibe between sets.
“From block parties on Braxton Drive in Union, Kentucky just a few short years ago to where we are today…it’s been an incredible experience,” said Greg Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company Co-Founder & COO. “The community has made it possible and we can’t wait to celebrate this beautiful beer with that same community. Let’s lift one to life!”
Specialty Barrel-Aged guest taps will be featured throughout the day from Against The Grain Brewery, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Central State Brewing, Country Boy Brewing, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, Founders Brewing Co., MadTree Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist, Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House, Upland Brewing Company and West Sixth Brewing. These tappings will be staggered according to a TBA tapping schedule.
The heated tent will also feature a Pull the Pin experience where guests can taste Dark Charge directly from the Barrel. In addition, Braxton will have a coffee booth featuring Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee, a Merchandise Booth and three food trucks — Cuban Pete’s, Empanadas Aqui and Texas Joe Tex-Mex.
“Excited is not enough to describe how the entire team feels right now. We are thrilled to introduce such a special and unique offering,” said Richard Dube, Braxton Brewing Company Co-Founder & Brewmaster. “In addition to our regular lineup, the other Dark Charge variants, the incredible guests tap lineup, the music and the food, we have planned an unforgettable day. Join us to celebrate!”
To learn more about Dark Charge, visit Braxton Brewing Company’s website. RSVP to the party and stay up-to-date on all event details by joining the event on Facebook.
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