Shades of Pale Brewing will soon be debuting their new barrel aged series of beers to the public. The Hog's Head Reserve Series will feature a wide array of beers in all matter of wood enhancements, covering the full gambit of what is happening in craft beer .
The first two Hog's Head beers will go on sale to the public this Saturday at 2pm. Release No.1 is an Imperial Amber Ale aged in High West Rye Whiskey barrels. Release No.2 Is the same Imperial Amber Ale, this time aged in High West Bourbon Barrels. Pay attention to the release number on the bottles, that's the only way to identify them.
These two beers dial in at about 10% ABV and are very reminiscent of English Barleywines. I'll have full tasting notes tomorrow on New Beer Friday.