Bourbon Barrel-Aged With a Wisp of Smoke
February 17th, 2014: Naturally smoked applewood and cherrywood malt highlights this seasonal Twisted Oak “Rauche” (meaning smoke in German).
The specialty grain that endows this beer with its delicate smoke flavour was grown by a dedicated farmer on the fields of Virginia’s historic northern neck, by the shores of Chesapeake Bay. The barley malt was then processed using a traditional floor malting process and then wood-fire kilned at Copper Fox Distillery, housed in a former cider mill in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
After brewing, this beer was gently aged in wet whiskey barrels where sweet peat flavours blended with vanilla and candied brown sugar, infusing the Rauche with a rich complex flavour profile that finishes with a hint of black pepper and a wisp of smoke. Available for a limited time at private craft-focused liquor stores. Enjoy at cellar temperature (4C).
If you would like to try this delicately smoked Twisted Oak seasonal on draft, Phillips will be hosting a special tasting at the brewery on Thursday February 27th from 4-6pm.