Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Burque's Bottled Bourbon Barrel Beer

Marble continues to expand thier bottled beer portfolio with the release of the 2009 Reserve beer. This 9% ABV ale was aged for eight months in bourbon barrels, and we're not talking Crystal Palace or Banker's Club bourbon, either. Marble went with barrels from high-end bourbon distiller Woodford Reserve, who's bourbon costs so much, the closest I will ever get to taste is by drinking this beer. I believe Marble's Ted Rice and Jeff Taylor worked overtime emptying the Woodford Reserve barrels themselves, so thanks them next time you visit the brewery. The use of the expensive Woodford barrels correlates to a higher price point for the Marble Reserve, which retails at $12.99 per 22 oz. bottle at Jubilation. It's a once a year beer that will age well, so scrape your pennies together and stash a few for special occasions. The Reserve is also available at the brewery and selected retailers, so don't go looking for it at 7-11. Only go there for your Crystal Palace and Banker's Club fixes. Look out for 22 oz. offerings of Marble's Oatmeal Stout, Brown Ale, and Amber Ale in the coming weeks!

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