In an under-the-radar move late last week, Westbrook quietly debuted three new barrel-aged beers.
On Thursday, March 13, the brewery announced the release of two variants of Siberian Black Magic Panther, a 12% imperial stout previously available only on draft. One variant was aged in apple brandy barrels while the other was aged in Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels, each for two years apiece. The beer has been available at festivals previously, including the 2013 Brewvival.
Then on Saturday, a 10% bourbon barrel-aged version of Cap’n Skoon’s Ballistic Stout – the brewery’s second anniversary beer – was also released. A barrel-aged version of the Baltic stout has been whispered about for quite some time and was on tap at the 2014 Brewvival a few weeks ago, but again, is available in bottles for the first time now.
In an effort to make the beer available to the most people possible, releases of all three was staggered from Thursday through Saturday, with bottle limits being placed on all the new beers and only a certain amount of cases being released. A limited amount will reportedly hit distribution soon, but where, when and how much has not been announced.
In other Westbrook news, it was announced during the weekend that the brewery’s namesakes, Edward and Morgan Westbrook, are expecting their first child. Congratulations and good luck to the both of them!