Fremont Brewing is back at it with its popular, yet rare B-Bomb, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale. On Friday, November 25th, aka Black Friday, Fremont Brewing joins in on the fun day of shopping to offer up its fans a first shot at purchasing the 2016 vintage of B-Bomb at B-Bomb Friday.
Originally known officially as Bourbon Abominable, Fremont recently changed the name of the base beer from Abominable Winter Ale to the shortened and universally accepted Fremont Winter Ale. This name change was brought on by Portland based Hopworks Urban Brewery that had been brewing its winter seasonal with the same name, Abominable.
On Black Friday, Fremont will release 22 oz. bottles of B-Bomb beginning at 11:00am at its Urban Beer Garden. B-Bomb bottles are $20.00 each with a four-bottle limit per person. Then at 5:00pm, the legendary Yeti will join the party to help Fremont tap three release-party-only B-Bomb infusions!
Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale
Description: This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 12 & 15 year-old American Oak whiskey barrels and is a blend of 24 and 12-month old barrel strength Winter Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today, but know that B-Bomb will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid to Be Abominable.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Carafa-2, Munich, & C-120 malts with Columbus, Willamette, & Golding hops
Aroma: Vanilla, wood, caramel
Flavor: Cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit
Color: Deep black
Distribution: WA, OR, ID, and the Denver Metro Area
- 2016 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beer – Gold
- 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards, Specialty Wood Aged Beer – Gold
- 2015 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers (FoBAB), Strong Dark Beer – Bronze
- 2015 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Fest – Best Winter Beer
- 2013 WA Beer Awards, Wood Aged Beer – Gold
- 2012 World Beer Cup, Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beer – Bronze
Distribution of B-Bomb will follow after the launch event in Seattle and will include Fremont’s entire network of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and the Denver Metro Area.
Fremont Urban Beer Garden
1050 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA, 98103