Among bourbon fans, Pappy Van Winkle bourbons are some of the most highly sought-after whiskeys on the market, with bottles of the 23-year-old variant garnering thousands of dollars on the after-sale market. Among beer geeks, any beer aged in Pappy barrels is bound to draw a wealth of attention.
Both groups of fans will be happy to know coastal brewery River Dog recently release a version of its Belgian Quad aged in Pappy barrels. Previously tapped at the Music to Your Mouth Festival, the beer is now available in the brewery’s tasting room. The base is an 11% Belgian-style quad with all the quintessential dark fruit and raisin notes, but with a Pappy sheen on top, bumping the final product up to 12% ABV.
Julian Van Winkle, the current president of the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, recently gave his stamp of approval to the brew.