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Fremont Brewing releasing 11th Anniversary, barrel-aged stouts on August 13th

Fremont Brewing is releasing its 11th Anniversary beers on Thursday, August 13th

I love the opportunity to share the photo below. It’s one from the dustiest corner of the Washington Beer Blog archive. It’s a diorama, the kind you used to make in elementary school. It was Matt Lincecum’s vision of Fremont Brewing. He showed me this creation when I visited the original brewery for the first time back in February of 2009 and Fremont Brewing was still a few months away from opening (see that original post from 11-plus years ago). Imagination, cardboard, and tape spawned one of Seattle’s best-loved and most widely recognized breweries, one that deserves all of its accolades and outstanding RateBeer and UnTappd ratings.

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To commemorate its 11th Anniversary, Fremont Brewing is doing what it does best: sharing some outstanding beer with the world.

Get You Some

You want some? Yeah, I know you do. How can you get your greedy little paws on some of Fremont’s barrel-aged 11th Anniversary goodness?

Short version: go to the website and the links will go live at the time of each sale (mentioned below).

Yes, they’ll go fast. I know you probably wish they’d let you place your order before everyone else has a chance to place their orders, but that’s what everyone else wants too. Be patient. Be kind. Don’t hate them for being beautiful.

Here is everything you need to know, straight from the brewery, including information about the beers.

SPECIAL RELEASE: Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout

Magnums, Peated Stout Join The Celebration

Everything we know about time and aging we learned from barrels. OK, and from running a brewery for 11 years, which we celebrate this August. However, true lessons have come from putting beer in barrels, exploring the bounds of what can be done with wood, aging and a plethora of brewing ingredients. These lessons we bring to you, with the release of Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout is an adventurous blend of stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with tart Montmorency and Dark Tart cherries from Royal Ridge Fruits, and stout aged in vanilla extract barrels which previously held bourbon. Blending all three produced a sweet, complex, and creamy stout with just enough bitterness to keep everything in harmony.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout comes in 22 oz.  wax dipped bottles and special for our 11th anniversary, in a very limited number of 1.5L magnums, sold direct from the brewery.

Unique this year will also be Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout; imperial stout aged for 15 months in Westland Peated Whiskey Barrels. Bottles of Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout will only be sold direct from the brewery.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout will be released online on Thursday, August 13, with Magnums releasing at 11 AM, Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout at 2 PM and Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout releasing at 5 PM. All times Seattle. Details at FremontBrewing.com/anniversary.  Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout distribution will follow via our distribution network.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout

AN EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUTS

Blend of Stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, Stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with tart Montmorency and Dark Tart cherries from Royal Ridge Fruits in Royal, WA, and

Stout aged in ex-bourbon vanilla extract barrels.

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter, Munich, Carafa 1 Special, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Rolled Oats, and Flaked Barley with US Magnum and US Golding hops.

ABV: 12.2%          IBU: 20

Color: Dark black

Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, brown sugar and other sweet aromatics, cherry with dried fruit notes, warming spices, bourbon, oak, and slight coffee

Flavor: Highly sweet, subtly bitter with moderately sweet linger in a full body with definite alcohol warmth and dense carbonation

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout

IMPERIAL STOUT AGED 15 MONTHS IN WESTLAND PEATED SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BARRELS

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter, Munich, Carafa 1 Special, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Rolled Oats, and Flaked Barley with US Magnum and US Golding hops.

ABV: 12.2%          IBU: 20

Color: Dark black

Aroma: Peat smoke, chocolate and wide variety of sweet aromatics, with light cherry notes, spices and woodsy tones

Flavor: Highly sweet with subtle bitterness and light umami in a full, warming body

 

3 comments

  1. I’m super disappointed in their online beer sales. Their site allowed me to order 2 bottles and then charged me. All good right? Na 15 min later when they are sold out canceled my entire order and didn’t say why. Responded via twitter with basically tough luck.

  2. It is not my job to be an apologist for them, but I can only imagine how hard it is to do a release of something that is going to be so popular. Trust me, they do not want to piss people off, they do not want to suck, and they do not want to be unfair. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you.

    1. Update. They reached out to me and made it right! Hopefully they can tweak their web store to avoid this kind of thing in the future.

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