A Belgian-style Imperial Stout aged one year in rye and bourbon whiskey barrels, the 2014 Barrel Aged Avarice release party is set for Saturday, December 13th in the brewery taproom. To celebrate, they’ll pour a three-year vertical of this revered beer starting at 1pm! The 2012 keg, the last of its kind, is the longest-held River North keg in existence.
“As a base beer, Avarice is such a dry imperial stout,” Head Brewer Matt Hess said. “Barrel aging lends the perfect amount of oaky sweetness and balance.”
Bottles of the 2014 vintage will also be available at the release party. Bombers will cost $15 with a half-case limit. More bombers will hit store shelves in Kansas City and Colorado in the following weeks.
Rich with notes of bitter chocolate, toffee and vanilla, this year’s Barrel Aged Avarice finished at 11.5% ABV. Make sure you reserve a couple bottles for your cellar; this beer will develop further in the bottle for years.
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.
River North Brewery is located at 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO, 80205.