Orlando Brewing recently put out its first barrel aged beer in collaboration with Winter Park Distilling Company and plans to do several more. Here is the official press release....
Orlando Brewing announces collaboration with Winter Park Distilling Company to bring Central Florida local, barrel aged brew. In April of this year, Orlando’s organic Fresh from Florida microbrewery borrowed white oak barrels used for distilling Bear Gully Classic Reserve Bourbon from their liquor loving friends in Winter Park. After four months of anticipation and aging, Orlando Brewing introduced the first beer in the new series – the Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Ale – to their taproom in August 2014.
The brewery’s Irish-style Red is known for being an easy drinking, crowd pleasing, copper colored ale with impeccable balance. Cask conditioning endowed this beer with a light scent of bourbon mingled with a bready butterscotch aroma. While a bourbon flavor presents itself on the palate, it is subtle and highlights the brews’ sweet caramel notes.
The taproom’s stock of Barrel Aged Red wanes, but Orlando Brewing is prepared. Their O-Town Brown Ale aged in Winter Park Distilling Barrels is on the calendar to release this Friday, September 19th followed by the much anticipated release of Senator Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged
in Winter Park Distilling Rum Barrel on Sunday, September 28th.
The brewery plans continuous collaboration with Winter Park Distilling Company. The local business is the first artisanal distillery in both Winter Park and Metro-Orlando, and was established back in 2010. The Orlando Brewing team has a passion for sustainable practices and the company endeavors to source as locally as possible. The company foresees this new relationship with Winter Park Distilling Company becoming a fruitful partnership and encourages Orlando to raise a glass to living local.
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