As we move into the throes of winter, Alesong Brewing & Blending is preparing for its Winter 2023 Beer Release. On February, 3, 2023, Alesong will release four new barrel-aged blends, the brewery’s first bottled releases of the new year!
Alesong’s Winter 2023 Beer Release will feature 500mL bottles of Maestro, Stonefruit Sonata, Rolling Mist, and Raspberry Parliament. Here are descriptions on each of the four releases as provided by Alesong Brewing & Blending.
Maestro: Our beloved English-style barleywine is back! Aged in freshly emptied Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, this oak-forward leader crescendos from first sip to last. Sultry aromas of toffee, vanilla, and spice lead the band and a balanced sweet, caramel-like malt flavor rounds out this full-bodied ale.
Stonefruit Sonata: This snapshot of Oregon summertime boasts a luscious and fleshy nectarine essence with every sip. We believe that stone fruit character this vibrant has to come from whole, tree-ripened nectarines, and once you’ve had a chance to taste it, we think you’ll agree.
Rolling Mist: Drawing inspiration from the malty and robust French Bière de Garde style, this tart, amber-colored farmhouse ale was aged in neutral French oak barrels before blending and conditioning on Oregon-foraged Sitka Spruce tips. Tantalizing evergreen and citrus aromas waft from the glass and provide a refreshing balance to the toasty malt flavors of the base beer.
Raspberry Parliament(Club Exclusive): Beginning with our russet-colored “Parliament” base aged in French oak, this beer underwent a second fermentation on beautiful raspberries from our neighbors at King Estate before a brief final rest in post-Rhino-Suit, American oak barrels to round out the acid profile. A touch of local wildflower honey adds a hint of sweetness and complexity to the final blend.
All four beers will be available for tasting at Alesong’s downtown tasting room in the 5th Street Public Market beginning on Friday February 3rd, while Maestro and Stonefruit Sonata will also be available at retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Bottles of Raspberry Parliament are reserved exclusively for Blender’s Circle bottle club members, but the beer can be sampled on draft by all at Alesong’s tasting rooms. For more information on Blender’s Circle membership, visit www.alesongbrewing.com/join.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.