The Rusty Nail is back! But, don’t bother asking Fremont Brewing for a bottle — their taproom stash vanished in mere hours!

If you’ve tried it, you already know — the last three vintages scored 4.5+ on Tavour. If you haven’t had a sip, here’s what you’ve been missing:

  • Aged 15 months in 8 to 12-year-old Bourbon Barrels with brewer’s licorice and cassia cinnamon bark, this beast swells on the palate with layers of dark cocoa and spice, atop a finely-tuned Bourbon profile.
  • The 13.3% ABV is completely cloaked behind rich aromas of caramelized sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • With the first sip, you’ll notice each element present in a thick, chewy mouthfeel full of dark chocolate, leather, Bourbon-soaked raisins, vanilla, molasses, and a touch of smoke.


This beer is the crown jewel of Fremont’s multi-award winning portfolio and a prime example of the barrel-aging expertise that rocketed them to national acclaim. It’s also the #2 English Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate with a perfect 100/100 score — so, having a bottle will immediately elevate your cellar to craft-rockstar status.

That is, if you can get one. While The Rusty Nail (2020) will go to a handful of bottleshops around the western states, those bottles will disappear the second they hit shelves.

So, you can either call around, find a bottle shop that’s getting it, drive there, camp out, and HOPE you snag one, or order a bottle right here.

The choice is yours.

#2 Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate