Once again, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. may be adding a variant of one of its most popular beers to its Trip In The Woods Series.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Chico, Calif.-based brewery is working on releasing Raspberry Bigfoot, a 9 percent ABV barleywine-style ale that has been aged in red wine barrels and conditioned on raspberries before being packaged in 16-ounce cans.
As the name suggests, the new release uses Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot barleywine (9.6 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that debuted in 1987.
Sierra Nevada has released a version of the same beer before in 2017, when it released Raspberry Bigfoot, a 11.9 percent ABV version of the barleywine-style ale that was aged for approximately 12 months in wine barrels and conditioned on 90 pounds of fresh whole raspberries per barrel for about three months before being packaged in 750ml corked and caged bottles.
The Trip In The Woods Series is made up of beers aged in various types of barrels and has included releases such as Scotch Style Ale (9.1 percent ABV aged in bourbon barrels and Ovila Quad (10.3 percent ABV) aged in madeira barrels (11.5 percent ABV.)
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.