Our First Ever Barrel Aged Beer
It all started three years ago with some creative thinking by our brewers and a desire to make a refreshing sour. The result? Our Thai Lime Gose. A definite fan favorite amongst our Tap Room visitors, this beer features a bright lactic sourness balanced by a salinity derived from French Sea Salt and a subtle citrusy-lime aroma from Thai Lime leaves. After three years of enjoying this effervescent treat we were left thinking, “what else can we do with this amazing brew?” The result is Switchback’s first ever barrel aged beer: Our Tequila Barrel Aged Gose.
The Man Behind the Barrel
To guide us as we broke through this new ground, we enlisted our Brewer, Alex, to lead the project. Alex brought a wealth of knowledge and perspective into this new world having joined us from the barrel aging program at Funkwerks. So, Alex got to work filling four tequila barrels with over 200 gallons of Thai Lime Gose where we patiently waited and tasted for months until it was just right.
Cheers to a Great Beer
After four long months of ageing, the result is a full-bodied twist on our Thai Lime Gose. This brew leads with an oak aroma followed by a pleasant punch of tequila, finishing with a mellow tartness and a hint of salinity. Join us for the official release in the Tap Room at Switchback on January 7th, 2018 and prepare yourself for more barrel aged beers from Switchback as we continue to explore, create and expand on these projects.