Cherry Barrel Blossom (2020)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Today’s beer is our first insider hookup from Firestone Walker’s barrel room, and OH, WHAT A HOOKUP IT IS!
It’s the first Bourbon Barrel Aged and Cherry Bitters Barrel Aged beer we’ve ever had!
Cherry Barrel Blossom (2020) is aged in both Bourbon Barrels and Cherry Bitters Barrels. The Cherry Bitters barrels previously held Bourbon, and then were converted to Bitters use. The final product is a blend of the two.
Very few breweries in the world have access to these barrels.
To craft Cherry Barrel Blossom, Firestone takes their 11.2% ABV, award-winning Imperial Walker’s Reserve Smoked Porter, and ages it in both types of Barrels with sea salt. The smoked malts in the Porter base enhance its nuanced smokiness, while the barrels bring fruity accents to the bourbony vanilla-caramel, sweet tobacco, and dark chocolate.
Cherry Barrel Blossom urges you to take your time and savor each deep, nuanced sip. No need to rush to pop this beer-jewel open — the brewery says it can age for up to a decade and will unveil new flavor dimensions over time.
This is a world-class brew from Firestone’s 100% barrel-aged Vintage Series and a beer-score to write home about — if the fam loves barrel-aged beer. If not, an Instagram post will surely fill your best beer buds with envy.
*Firestone walker has been crafting bourbon barrel-aged beers for over 14 years. Their barrel program alone has won more awards than most breweries have in total!
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