First we want to start off by thanking you, our fans, for the overwhelming support and response to our very first barrel aged release. Barrel Aged Javahorn sold out at most locations within a few hours and we got to meet a handful of you as you wanted with open arms for us to drop this delectable brew.
A few have asked why the run of this beer was so small, and the answer is quite simply, so are we. These very first barrels were filled in our infancy. Our American Black Lager spent over 10 months in freshly emptied Bulleit Bourbon barrels – which when we’re only over a year and a half old – is a good bit of time. As we were still relatively new to the business and the process, plus extremely limited on space, we could only allocate so much of it (and our small quantity of beer) to the process. We could have bottled around twice as much, but then we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to fill a few kegs. As much as we’d have loved for everyone to snag as many of these as they’d like, a keg offers about 50 people (at 12oz pours) to have a chance to try the brew, whereas we only get 24 bottles out of the same volume of beer.
For those unable to score one of the 225 bottles packaged, we have two remaining cases going out. The first will go to Gary’s Wine & Marketplace this weekend. The last, is destine for Total Wine in River Edge as soon as their corporate office gets it in their system (possibly this weekend, but if not next). After that the bottles are gone, however here’s where you’ll be able to try it on draft over the coming months:
- Customer Appreciation Night at The Cloverleaf Tavern – Oct 20th
- BS Tap Takeover at Three Wise Monks – Nov 5th
- NJ Beer Dinner at Paragon – Nov 6th
- BS Tap Takeover at Mohawk House – Nov 13th
- BS Tap Takeover at The Dog & Cask – Dec 9th
- 2nd Anniversary Party at Barcade – TBD March 2015
- Bolero Snort Brewery Grand Opening – Target September 2015
The remaining 2 kegs are still up for grabs and we will update this post once they have a home and estimated tapping date.