Brewery 85 is readying to tap another offering from their barrel-aging program, while at the same time sketching an outline for the program in the years to come.
On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Greenville brewery will be releasing a version of its 6.4% Yeoman’s American Brown Ale that’s been aged for about 10 months in 12-Year Van Winkle Special Reserve bourbon barrels. It’ll be available for both pints and growler fills at the brewery. Dark Corner Diner – one of Greenville’s most popular food trucks, which will soon be leaving the city – will also be on hand for one of its last services as well.
Not ones to rest on their laurels, the B85 crew have also lined up a few barrel-aged releases through at least 2016. Early next year, you can expect to see a version of their 9.4% Country Quad aged in Maker’s Mark barrels on tap. Then in May, as a gift from Head Brewer Will McCameron to his wife/new mother Meredith, a bourbon barrel-aged version of their 9% Great Danish Belgian Honey Rye Ale will be out. May 2016 will see a wine barrel-aged version of that beer as well.