River Rat will be unveiling its second barrel-aged offering – and its first bottled one – at its Columbia brewery this week.
River Rat has been teasing a new barrel-aged beer for the past couple of weeks, posting photos of red- and black-waxed 12 oz. bottles on its Facebook account. During the weekend, the brewery announced it had aged its 7.2% Moncks Corner Abbey Ale in both Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniels barrels, then blended the beer to create Crossing Wood.
The new beer will be released on draft and in bottles Wednesday, August 13. Release details haven’t been finalized, but there are 240 bottles available and will likely be limited to two per person. A limited amount will also be available on tap. The beer will likely be sold only at the brewery and not hit distribution.
Crossing Wood is the second barrel-aged beer released by the brewery. Earlier this year, they tapped a version of their Lost Port Vanilla Porter that had been aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.