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Barrel Juntion – 9 days of barrel-aged brews

It’s that time again. The Beer Junction presents its annual celebration of barrel-aged beers. The Barrel Junction starts today (Saturday, January 24) and runs until Sunday, February 1. Below we share the opening day beer lineup, the daily “headling” beer lineup, and the brewery events lineup.

The styles of beer vary, but the one thing they all have in common is barrel-aging. At some point these beers each spent time in an barrel, be it whiskey, wine, brandy or whatever. For the next 9 days, at least 25 of the taps at the Beer Junction will be dedicated to barrel-aged stouts, barleywines, sours, ciders and more. 

Taps will rotate often throughout the fest, so keep an eye on the live tap list at TheBeerJunction.com. Also, there will be certain beers going on tap on certain days – headling beers (see below). Furthermore, there will be a number of special events featuring beers from selected breweries, with brewery representatives on site to talk about the beers.

Sampler trays encouraged. Many of the beers are higher in alcohol (many are 10% ABV or more), so sampler trays of 4oz pours help you try more different beers.

Opening Lineup (Saturday January 24th; 11AM) **parenthesis denote the year the beer or cider was released**

  • (2014) 2 Towns Bourbon Aged Nice & Naughty Cider
  • (2014) Airways Final Departure with Whiskey Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans
  • (2014) Anthem Gin Barrel-Aged Cider
  • (2015) BeeHaven Oaky-Doaky Oak-Aged Mead
  • (2012) Black Diamond Peak XV Bourbon-Aged Imperial Porter
  • (2014) Boulevard Whiskey-Aged Imperial Stout
  • (2014) Crux Tough Love Imperial Stout
  • (2014) Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine
  • (2015) Elysian Knock on Nelson Wood-Aged IPA
  • (2014) Finnriver Fire Barrel Bourbon-Aged Cider
  • (2013) Full Sail Bourbon-Aged Imperial Stout
  • (2012) Full Sail Top Sail Bourbon-Aged Imperial Porter
  • (2014) High Water Sugaree Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • (2011) JW Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Barrels)
  • (2013) Local Option Kentucky Common Wild Ale
  • (2013) Midnight Sun Arctic Devil
  • (2015) North Sound Bourbon-Aged 101 Imperial IPA
  • (2014) Old Schoolhouse Oak-Aged Hooligan Stout
  • (2012) Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (non-barrel-aged)
  • (2013) Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (non-barrel-aged)
  • (2014) Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (non-barrel-aged)
  • (2014) Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Wild Turkey Barrel-Aged
  • (2013) Sound Brewery Whiskey Barrel-Aged Old Scoundrel Barleywine
  • (2013) Speakeasy Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scarface Imperial Stout
  • (2014) The Bruery Smoking Wood
  • (2014) The Bruery Tart of Darkness
  • (2013) The Bruery Sour In The Rye
  • (2014) Two Beers Bourbon-Aged Jive Espresso Stout
  • (2012) Widmer BRRRBON
  • (2013) Widmer BRRRBON
  • (2011) Widmer BRRRBON (Vanilla Edition)

Headling Beers Tapped at 5PM Each Day

Saturday 1/24 No headliner, but 28 barrel-aged brews tapped at 11AM for opening day Sunday 1/25 Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee

Monday 1/26 Firestone Walker 17th Anniversary Barrel Aged Blend (originally released in 2013)

Tuesday 1/27 Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Bourbon Aged Edition 2013

Wednesday 1/28 Pelican Dry Fly Whiskey Aged Tsunami Stout

Thursday 1/29 Ballast Point Barrel Aged Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Friday 1/30 Fremont Spice Wars AND Fremont Bourbon Aged Abominable

Saturday 1/31 Reuben’s Brews Barrel Aged Imperial Porter

Sunday 2/1 The Lost Abbey Deliverance 2011 (tapped early at 3:30pm for the start of the Super Bowl!)

Brewery Events

Saturday 1/24 from 2-4PM Oskar Blues “Fidy Fest”. Meet Erik Carels and try a three-year vertical of their acclaimed imperial stout plus a special barrel-aged version On tap: Ten Fidy (2012, 2013, 2014 Vintages), plus a special Wild Turkey Aged Ten Fidy

Monday 1/26 from 6-8PM Firestone Walker Night with Tommy Dinneen On tap: Stickee Monkee, 17th Anniversary, Sucaba Barleywine, Union Jack IPA

Tuesday 1/27 from 6-8PM The Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing with Co-founder and Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur! On tap: Santa’s Little Helper Bourbon Edition 2013, Queen Anne’s Revenge Old Ale, Red Poppy Sour, Road To Helles Lager, Wipeout IPA

Wednesday 1/28 from 5-8PM Pelican Brewing with Scott Swanson

On tap: Dry Fly Whiskey Aged Tsunami Stout, Nectar Sectar Chardonnay Aged Saison

Thursday 1/29 from 5-8PM Ballast Point with Jarred Ekstrom On tap: Barrel Aged Victory At Sea, Three Sheets Rum-Aged Barleywine, Sea Monster Imperial Stout, and three different versions of their acclaimed Sculpin IPA (Grapefruit, Habanero, and regular on Nitro)

Friday 1/30 from 5-8PM Fremont Brewing with Tony Velasquez On tap: Bourbon-Aged Abominable, Bourbon-Aged Dark Star Oatmeal Stout, Spice Wars KDS, S’More version of their Bonfire Winter Ale, Coffee version of their Abominable Winter Ale.

Sunday 2/1 from 3:30PM- 7:30PM Super Bowl Sunday! Join us for the game as we tap one of our rarest offerings of the festival, a 2011 Vintage of The Lost Abbey’s Deliverance Ale at 3:30PM. In addition, during the game we will be offering $4 pints of Boneyard RPM IPA.

 



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