Rum Barrel-Aged Summit Unchained 26: Westie 7th
THE BARRELS Back in August 2017, Summit Brewing Co. accepted delivery of eight Jamaican rum barrels, because, hello, you don’t say no to rum
Back in August 2017, Summit Brewing Co. accepted delivery of eight Jamaican rum barrels, because, hello, you don’t say no to rum barrels.
Each 54 gallons in size, the rum barrels came straight from a Jamaican distillery, where they’d been emptied just two weeks prior.
If you recall, we filled some of those barrels with Summit Union Series 6, a badass Imperial Russian Stout, and we served it up at St. Paul’s Dark Horse Bar & Eatery in late November.
It was a tasty beer and we all had a good time, so we’ve decided to do it again. Only difference, this time we’re serving barrel-aged Summit Unchained 26: Westie 7th.
You remember that one? Originally released as a non-barrel-aged beer back in October 2017, this Belgian-Style Dark Ale features notes of dark fruit, dark caramel, and rum, rum, rummy-rummy-rum-rum — and it’s been aging in those barrels for 120 days now. Boosting the ABV from 7.5% to a whopping 9.9%, Westie 7th has picked up notes of vanilla and Demerara sugar to go with its original profile of fig and raisin.
If you beer geeks liked how that rum-aged Imperial Russian Stout turned out, get ready to join us for a big barrel-aged Belgian coming up at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018, only at Dark Horse Bar & Eatery.