Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Barrel-aged beers at the Pumphouse and Tasty Weasel

Barrel-aged Belgian Style Sour
A friend calls us from the Pumphouse in Longmont to tells us that they just tapped a seasonal beer, a Belgian Style Sour.  He thought it was a great sour brown ale and we must taste it.  So we head up to Longmont and to the Pumphouse hoping we would run into this friend but alas he was gone but we did taste the sour ale.  It was very good, sour, and rich that I shared mine with my husband. 
Served in a 10 ounce glass, this beer has a reddish-brown color and a sour aroma, not too sour like vinegar but a sour sweetness with a sour finish.

We then stopped by the Tasty Weasel, Oskar Blues taproom and they had a whiskey barrel-aged barleywine on tap.  It had been barrel-aged for one year!  It was so smooth with a molasses sweet aroma with a slightly sweet whiskey flavor.  This is another beer that goes down really good that you'd forget it was over 13% alcohol.
Barrel-aged Barleywine

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