Casey Brewing and Blending is choosing the first weekend in June to release the second beer in its The Cut series.
According to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page, The Cut: Blackberry (5 percent ABV, $36) is its Oak Theory (5 percent ABV) blend that has been aged on “more than twice the amount” of whole blackberries from Colorado than is used in its Fruit Stand series.
“The Cut: Blackberry is 2 barrels of Oak Theory selected for their light funk and acidity and aged for a month on over 2 pounds of hand-picked blackberries from a secret location here on the Western Slope'” reads a post on Facebook. “We’ve been patiently holding onto these blackberries since July last year, just waiting for the perfect barrels to present themselves. We were very tempted to use them in Fruit Stand, but held off and waited for Oak Theory to come to fruition. We’re glad we did!”
In addition to The Cut: Blackberry, Casey will also be releasing new versions of its Saison ($15) aged five months in oak, Oak Theory (5 percent ABV, $24) and East Bank ($16) aged five months in oak barrels, as well as a new version of its Dry Hop Oak Theory (5 percent ABV, $8) that incorporates Amarillo hops instead of the galaxy and simcoe that was used in the first release.