The newest beer from Olde Hickory Brewery is aged in brandy barrels from halfway across the world.
The Hickory, N.C.-based brewery will be releasing Carolus Magnus, a 14 percent ABV Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with figs, raisins and rose hips before being aged in Armagnac barrels, a type of brandy produced in the southwest portion of France.
“The addition of figs and raisins and an extended aging in Armagnac barrels have yielded a dry and complex treat,” reads the beer label. “The taste is layered by flavors of fruits, belgian yeast and caramel.”
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new beer will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.