Schlafly Beer has released the final installment of the year to its From The Ibex Cellar Series.
The newest addition is Barrel-Aged Barleywine, a 10.2 percent ABV English-style barleywine aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. According to Schlafly, the packaging “mimics the striking architecture of the Schlafly Tap Room’s building from the pitches and peaks to the arches that hold up the cellar below.”
Launched in 2015, the From The IBex Cellar Series features “big beers brewed in exclusive, smaller bottles that pay homage to the Ibex with the majestic symbol embossed in the glass,” and has featured a number of different beers, including Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Imperial Coffee Stout and Barrel-Aged Saison.
“You get an unmistakable flavor of a Kentucky Bourbon with a heft of a British strong ale,” explains Stephen Hale, founding brewer at Schlafly, in a press release. “The bourbon barrels impart oak, vanilla, and, of course, whiskey flavors to the considerable malt strength of a barleywine.”
According to the St. Louis, Mo.-based brewery, Barrel-Aged Barleywine is available now in four packs of 12-ounce bottles ($17.99) throughout Schlafly’s distribution network.