BakaGaijin wrote:Question about the Cafe del Bastardo released last year. I did not detect much bourbon in that beer. Were the barrels 3rd use barrels (i.e. 1st bourbon, 2nd beer, 3rd beer)?
Also, what is the deal with that golden sour ale that has been in barrels for three years?!? What are the plans for that?!?
Cafe del is the same beer as Kentucky, just with a bag(s) of coffee beans added to the barrel a couple of months before release. (ie if no coffee added it would be regular Kentucky). So any lack of bourbon would only be because of the coffee overpowering it for you.
As for the golden ale (and others we have, Flanders red, for instance), they'll be released when ready. The brewers were sampling them a couple months back but said they need more time. But I feel ya, drives me crazy just looking at them and thinking about how they could be in my belly, lol