Each year, the folks at Upslope Brewing release a limited, small-batch, holiday beer that is the companion to their Christmas Ale. Upslope Brewing Wild Christmas Ale is this year's installment, and marks Volume 10 of the Lee Hill Series for the brewery. It's a sour ale that clocks in at 9% ABV, and spend 11 months aging in Leopold Bros Rye Whiskey barrels before re-fermenting with 500 pounds of cranberries. It's a unique release for the holiday season that is sure to please fans of wild and sour ales.
Barrel aging beer has never been bigger, but there's a new brand of barrel making its way into the hearts of craft beer brewers. Green Flash Divine Enebro Beer is a classic Belgian-style Tripel, but instead of using a bourbon barrel to add new flavors, they've aged this 10.8% ABV brew in gin barrels. They've also added botanicals to the mix in an effort to mimic the flavors found in a classic gin cocktail. Only 600 bottles exist of this unique beer that's bound to be a big hit with fans of experimental brews.