They’re barrel-aging beers
If you thought that barrel-aging was only good for grape juice and bourbon, you’d be mistaken. Now, craft breweries around the country, including Blue Point, are barrel aging their beers, too. At the brewery, Jansen and his brewers are taking some of the brand’s favorites, like RastafaRye Ale and White IPA and aging them in tequila, bourbon, sherry, rum, whiskey and scotch barrels to infuse the flavors of the liquor, as well as some vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco notes from the wood barrels, into your favorite brews. And while none were ready for us to have a sip yet, we were able to sneak a peek as the crew began the process of moving one “experimental” brew into a keg.