Barrel-Aged Beer Day is a global celebration of the people, passion and time invested in creating barrel-aged beers. Falling on the first Friday of October, this holiday recognizes the special process of aging beer in wooden vessels which impart unique notes of wood, spirits, wine, or other flavors which the barrel previously held. This labor-intensive process takes months, sometimes even years, to complete.
Here are three ways craft beer lovers can celebrate this special holiday, courtesy of The Bruery.
Barrel-aged beer lovers are encouraged to celebrate the holiday by hosting an event, special tapping, or by chiming in on social media with the hashtag #BABeerDay.
Untappd users can check-in to any barrel-aged offering from The Bruery & Bruery Terreux to receive the official #BABeerDay badge during the holiday.
The Bruery plans to honor the holiday with several events in SoCal, in Denver at GABF, and in their own Tasting Rooms. This Friday, they will be releasing two exclusive Barrel-Aged Beer Day projects for sale only in their Tasting Rooms and on TheBrueryStore.com.
Barrel-Aged Share This™, the first of the Share This series to emerge from oak, is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is a celebration of our charity partner’s tremendous achievement of donating over 1 million wheelchairs to those in need of mobility. $1 from each bottle of Barrel-Aged Share This produced goes to Free Wheelchair Mission®’s efforts in Peru, the region where the 1 millionth donation recently occurred.
Bruer's Barrel-Aged Zesty Mounds™ is the Bruery's staff blending competition's winning fusion of special ingredients and barrel-aged beers created specifically for Barrel-Aged Beer Day. This winner was aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla, coconut and orange zest to concoct flavors reminiscent of a chocolate-covered coconut bar.
Founded in 2008, The Bruery is a small, innovative craft brewery located in Orange County, CA that is family-owned and operated with CEO, Founder, and Master Cicerone® Patrick Rue at its helm. The Bruery produces barrel-aged and experimental beers, while Bruery Terreux®, launched in 2015, focuses on fermenting beer with wild yeasts and souring bacteria.