The 2016 Bootlegger Barrel Series will be released at the Winter Solstice Bottle Release Party scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21 in The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay.
Boundary Bay Brewery is releasing six beers from the series: Siren, Sea Bear, Arethusa, Bretta Whiskey Fever and two variations of the Imperial Oatmeal Stout.
“We started the Bootlegger Barrel Series in 2014 hoping to impart exquisite avors on already delicious handcrafted brews,” Boundary Bay Owner Ed Bennett says. “So far, the journey exceeds our expectations, but has also allowed for intriguing experimentation.”
The evening also marks an exclusive opportunity to purchase wax-dipped 22 oz. bottles of the Imperial Oatmeal Stout and corked 750 ml. bottles of Bretta Whiskey Fever.
Live music will be performed by The Elopements, a local music group, throughout the evening. Boundary Bay Catering will be providing complimentary light appetizers.
The New Mountain Room is located at 1103 Railroad Ave. The event is free to attend.
“We hope you enjoy the 2016 release,” Bennett says.
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About the beer: The following beers will be available in 5oz., 10oz. pours and flights (6-2oz.)
Bretta Saison with locally-grown Strawberries from Barbie’s Berries. Here the lullaby call from the wood? She summons your submission to these sultry strawberry dreams.
Biere Bruin, full of wildcrafted Bellingham heirloom tart cherries, wild yeast and souring bacteria Bears love sour cherries. We obliged this bearish beauty with a banquet of prized Prunus and many months in the wood.
Rum runner Bill McKoy and his schooner, Arethusa, worked hard to keep the country wet during Prohibition. This barrel-aged, soured stout is dedicated to all the “honest lawbreakers” that have made this great country what it is!
BRETTA WHISKEY FEVER
We invited Brettanomyces to party with our 2015 Cabin Fever in Dry Fly Whiskey Barrels. After eight months, things got funky fresh. Bretta Whiskey Fever’s touch of wood and whiskey get down with a mellow bitterness in this totally far out brew. Feel the funk!
IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT
Aged in Chuckanut Bay Distillery Whiskey Barrels Silver Medal, WA Beer Awards 2015
Caramel-honey aromatics support complex vanilla creme impressions. Balanced bitter roast flavors poke through with dark fruit and a touch of coffee parlaying for your palatte with whiskey’s heat. Slightly sweet, with a distinctly refreshing culmination.
IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT
Aged in Chuckanut Bay Distillery Bourbon Barrels
Understated corn-mash aromas, furnished by CBD’s bourbon substrate. Moderate American oak tannins at the front of the palate, with subtle chocolate (fruity) and vanilla. This year’s vintage is mature and ready to drink now, or feel free to age at your preferred cellar temperature to your preference.
A sneak peak of an ultra-exclusive upcoming release from the Bootlegger Barrel Series will be available for tasting.