For just the third time in its history, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. will be releasing a barrel-aged version of one of its most popular stouts in bottles.
That beer is Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition 2018, a 13 percent ABV version of the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery’s Expedition 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 was last seen in 2016.
According to a post on Bell’s Eccentric Cafe’s Instagram account, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition Stout 2018 will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to be released at the cafe on Oct. 22. In addition, there is approximately 350 bbls of this incarnation of the stout and bottles will be hitting distribution, although they “might take a bit to get to smaller Bell’s markets” according to a post from a Bell’s account on the Beer Advocate forum.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information on pricing and distribution details was not returned.