A barrel-aged version of one of Bell’s Brewery, Inc.’s most loved beers is returning this year.
The beer in question is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout, a 12.8 percent ABV version of the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery’s Expedition Stout Russian imperial stout (10.5 percent ABV) that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The barrel-aged version was first released in 2004 as a draft-only option and debuted in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($28) last May at a slightly higher ABV of 13 percent.
“This barrel-aged version of our award-winning Imperial Stout thirsts for travel but is perfectly content to sit in your cellar, maturing, until you are ready,” reads a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) “The tough part? Deciding if you want to enjoy now or wait until later. You can’t go wrong either way.”
According to the labels, the newest version of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.