Community Barrel-Aged Inspiration

A fairly recent newcomer to the DFW brewery scene, Community Beer Co. opened its doors in 2013. One of the special beers it did occasional releases of was Inspiration Belgian Strong Ale, which was named after the street the brewery is located - Inspiration Drive. This year they decided to do an interesting mix of barrel aging past your average bourbon barrel fare. The second release in their Barrel Aged Series takes the Inspiration brew, ages two thirds in bourbon barrels that were used to age its Barrel-Aged Legion, and then the other third in Colorado "craft" whiskey barrels.

Community Barrel-Aged Legion (Dec. 2014)

Appearing in early December, Barrel-Aged Legion is not the first foray into barrel aging for the now two-year-old Community Beer Co. of Dallas, Texas. In the past, the brewery has released limited barrel-aged versions of their spiced winter brew, Regalement, and their award-winning coffee porter, Ascension. This is in addition to Bourbon Barrel-Aged Glenstemmons, a somewhat more widely available treatment of a Scotch ale.