Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Week begins today with the release of one of my personal favorites, Manhattan Reserve. Last year brewer Mike Hoops described this beer as an homage to a homemade dirty Manhattan. The beer is a Belgian Grand Cru aged on cherries in a Woodford reserve barrel… a little bourbon, a little extra cherry… you get the picture. That being said, I’ll take a Town Hall Grand Cru over sweet vermouth any day.
This year’s offerings include perennial favorites like Czar Jack and Twisted Trace as well as new offerings ranging from an Imperial Wie aged in French oak red wine barrels, to a Belgian Bruin with maple syrup aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. Town Hall will be releasing a beers each day at 5pm – be sure to be prompt as these will go fast! See below for a full schedule.
Belgian Grand Cru aged on tart cherries in a Woodford Reserve barrel.Tue, Feb 17 at 5pm: Foolish Angel (New this year!)
Belgian Quad in an Angel’s Envy barrel.
Wed, Feb 18 at 5pm: Buffalo Bock (GABF Bronze 2014)
Weizenbock in a Buffalo Trace barrel.
Thu, Feb 19 at 5pm: Twisted Trace
Twisted Reality Barleywine in a Buffalo Trace barrel.
Fri, Feb 20 at 5pm: Project 3106
Double American Brown Ale with kumquats and chocolate in a Buffalo Trace barrel.
Ol’ Jack Frost Imperial Stout in a Jack Daniels barrel.Sat, Feb 21 at 3pm: THREE NEW BEERS!
Brown Label — A Belgian Bruin with maple syrup in a Woodford Reserve barrel.
The Duke of Wallonia — An Imperial Belgian Wit in a French oak red wine barrel.
Le Baltique — A Baltic Porter in a French oak red wine barrel.