By popular request, it's time for Quarter Hoop (Rye Whiskey barrel-aged American Barleywine), crowler edition!
Q: Why are these crowlers special?
A: Special size (750 ml), barrel-aged label, and rare (only 150 were made). Can be enjoyed now or aged.
Q: How long will they last?
A: These crowlers were purged of oxygen and filled from the bottom, meaning they can be aged for several years if they’re stored at cellar temp (65 or lower). We’d recommend trying one now and sticking one in the cellar to see how the flavors develop and round out over the next year. If you’ve never aged beer before, this would be a great one to start with.
Q: What's is a “quarter hoop”?
A: A "quarter hoop" is the term for one of the metal rings that keep barrels together. Specifically, the quarter hoop is near the top, which reminded us of this beer, as it's at the top of everything -- alcohol content and flavor! At 13% ABV, it’s probably the booziest beer we’ve ever made.
Q: What does it taste like?
A: Sweet and boozy. The spicy rye, charred oak, and massive malt, combined to create a chewy, lightly carbonated behemoth with notes of molasses, blackberry, tobacco, and charred oak.
Q: Where did you get the barrels?
A: The barrels are from J. Carver Distillery in Waconia, Minnesota, which is our brewer's home town.
Q: How many do you have left?
A: We sold a lot on release weekend but we have plenty left. Come and get 'um! Limit 3 per person per day. $20 each.