River North Brewery Announces Re-Release of Rum Barrel Quandary

River North Brewery announced today it will re-release Rum Barrel Quandary, the brewery’s quadruple ale aged in fresh rum barrels. The second batch will debut this Saturday, August 23rd at 1pm at River North’s taproom.

Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available at the release party, and the brewery will also have a limited amount of last year’s vintage on tap.

Sweet, spicy and decadent, Rum Barrel Quandary balances the sweet malts of a Belgian-style dark ale with the sharp kick of new world spirits. At 10.2% ABV, River North recommends you enjoy a bottle amongst friends over a good meal.

“High quality rum barrels can be hard to come by when you’re based in Colorado,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “I can’t say for sure whether we’ll be able to release this beer every year, but if we can find the barrels, we’ll keep brewing it.”

In total, the brewery bottled 135 cases. Colorado stores will receive Rum Barrel Quandary the week after the release party. A limited amount will also make it to the Kansas City area for River North’s September 16th kickoff week.


Matt and Jessica Hess opened the award-winning River North Brewery in February 2012. Brewing in the RiNo district of Denver, River North focuses on yeast-centric beers with Belgian-style flair. Like the brewery on Facebook (facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery) or follow on Twitter/Instagram (@rivernorthbrew) for the latest insights.