Brewery Ommegang is putting a variant of one of its most popular beers in bottles again, but this time more people will be able to actually enjoy it.
The beer is Barrel-Aged Three Philosophers, a Belgian-style quadrupel brewed with pils, amber, caramel, Munich and xtra special malts as well as spilt select and styrian golding hops and blended with 2 percent Brouwerij Liefmans Kriek (6 percent ABV) before being aged in bourbon barrels. The new release uses the Cooperstown, N.Y.-based brewery’s Three Philosophers (9.7 percent ABV) as its base.
Derek and Eric are filling bourbon barrels with Three Philosophers. This brewery-only release is set for early 2016. pic.twitter.com/mCXZL79zX4
— Brewery Ommegang (@BreweryOmmegang) November 10, 2015
According to a post on Ommegang’s Facebook page, the beer was put into barrels last week.
This is not the first time that Barrel-Aged Three Philosophers has been packaged in bottles, although the last time it happened it was only a 200 bottle release that was seen in 2010. That version was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels for nine months.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Barrel-Aged Three Philosophers will be packaged in 750ml bottles. A post on the brewery’s Facebook page indicates that the beer will be a brewery-only release and will be available “early next year.”
An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.