This month, Ommegang Brewing Co. is releasing a new take on one of its classic creations.
Double Barrel Dubbel is a 9.9 percent ABV Belgian-style dubbel brewed with pils, amber, Munich and aroma malts as well as Spalter Select and Syrian Golding hops before being aged in both bourbon and brandy casks for up to six months.
The new beer incorporates the Cooperstown, N.Y.-based brewery’s first beer as its base, a Belgian-style dubbel ale named Abbey Ale.
“As we’ve expanded our barrel-aging program, we’ve experimented with some of our favorite core beers, trying different barrels, and combinations of barrels, to create something new with beers we already enjoy,” said Phil Leinhart, brewmaster at Ommegang, in a press release. “We thought the combination of bourbon and brandy for Abbey Ale was a great one and we’re pleased to share Double Barrel Dubbel with fans.”
According to a post on Ommegang’s website, Double Barrel Dubbel will be packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is scheduled to ship to retailers in the brewery’s distribution network in “late April.”