On the heels of a release earlier this year in February 2017, Gigantic Brewing is back with the return of 2017 MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine. This nearly 2 year Heaven Hill bourbon barrel aged beer will see its release this afternoon at the Gigantic Brewing Tap Room and Champagne Lounge when it opens at 3:00pm.
After sharing an early bottle last evening 2017 MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine offers up some strong, prominent barrel character without the booziness normally associated with a beer this fresh from the barrel. Plus with this latest release of 2017 MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged, it will be released in more consumer friendly 500mL (16.9oz.) bottles along with a very limited supply of draft.
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2017 MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine Description:
In making MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged, we used only British Golden Promise Malt and boiled for eight hours, giving the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. We then aged MASSIVE! in bourbon barrels for almost 2 years. Enjoy the richness and intensity now or after years and years more of aging.
14.3% ABV / 500mL Bottles
Once again as with all of the MASSIVE! releases from Gigantic, AJ Fosik is the label artist. We are a huge fan of his 3D work that can occasionally be found inside the Gigantic Brewing Taproom and albums by Mastodon.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.