On November 6th, both Rip Current locations will release Coconut Barrel-aged Rescue Buoy Imperial Stout! At the start of each locations’ tasting room hours, we will be offering of this amazing small batch beer on tap and in bottles to-go!
After 15 months slumbering in Heaven Hill and Woodford Reserve barrels, we introduced Bourbon Barrel-aged Rescue Buoy (BARB) in October. We aged a small amount of BARB on freshly toasted coconut chips and the results were amazing. Rather than just drink it ourselves, we decided to bottle some up and to have it on draft during beer week! That is right, you can try it on tap (while the keg lasts!) and then buy your bottles to go.
Rescue Buoy (the base beer) has received several medals in the Imperial Stout category including at the 2017 Los Angeles and San Diego fair international beer competitions! Coconut Barrel-aged Rescue Buoy leads with a burst of coconut followed by bourbon, molasses and chocolate aromas and flavors. The mid-palate satiates your palate with dark malt character including: dark chocolate, molasses, fig, dates and hints of coffee. The finish reminds you of the start with a return of coconut and bourbon hints of oak barrel tannins.
This was a small batch, so we are not doing pre-sales. We have a very limited run of bottles that will be sold on a first come, first satisfied basis. We don’t expect they will last very long, so don’t wait.