As we approach the 2017 edition of Zwickelmania on Saturday, February 18th, Burnside Brewing is excited to announce the release of Saga Imperial Stout on the same day. Saga is not just any Imperial Stout as this beer came full circle being aged in Bull Run Distilling whiskey barrels.
Taking a similar approach to Jameson Irish Whiskey with its Caskmates release from 2015 (read our review here), Burnside Brewing aged its new Saga Imperial Stout in barrels that once was home to Bull Run Distilling Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. Where this story differs is that Burnside Brewing has been providing the whiskey wash to Bull Run for this Oregon matured whiskey.
The making of Saga Imperial Stout began in 2010 when Burnside brewed the whiskey wash that was to become Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. This whiskey was then aged for over five years in oak barrels. After this whiskey left the barrels to be bottled, these same barrels made its way to Burnside Brewing to be filled with an imperial stout that was then aged for 5 months.
Bull Run Distillery Co-founder and Head Distiller Lee Medoff will be at the brewery during Zwickelmania to serve samples of the very whiskey from the barrels used to age the Saga Stout. Full-sized servings will be exclusively sold at Burnside the day of the event.
Both the Saga Imperial Stout and the Oregon Single Malt Whiskey will be available for purchase on Saturday.
701 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214