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Central Waters Debuts Bourbon-Barrel Scotch Ale

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleBourbon Barrel Scotch Ale will be the next addition to the Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve series, according to a Facebook post this week. The beer was bottled on Tuesday, July 9 and is slated for release at the brewery in bottles and draft this weekend.

For the out of towners, Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale will be “hitting every one of [their] markets in limited quantity,” so expect to see this in stores “soon.” No word on pricing or limits for the release, but Central Waters doesn’t tend to be too pricey, especially compared to other barrel-aged limited brews.

In other news, Central Waters was one of the many breweries shut out of Great American Beer Fest due to signups closing in 2 hours. Definitely a bummer for them considering 1414 won Gold in the wood and barrel-aged beer category.


Jackie O’s 7th Anniversary Extravaganza and Bottle Release December 15

Happy Birthday to Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery! To commemorate another successful year in business, they’ll be treating everyone’s taste buds to another limited bottle release and party at the Athens, Ohio brewpub. Similar to previous events, calendar pages will be distributed starting at 5pm on December 14 at the brewery and will be available all evening. Doors open at 9am the following morning with breakfast and 40 different beers on tap.

Bottle details from the brewery (all are 22oz, limits are subject to change):

Oaky Golden Pucker – bottle conditioned 46 month aged sour golden ale, $20, Limit 2 (no draft, no tastes)
Thorogood – Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch ale, $16, Limit 2
Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln –  Barley Wine Style ale, $16, Limit 3
Bourbon Barrel Skipping Stone – Belgian Style Quad, $16, Limit 3
Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition – Russian Imperial Stout, $16, Limit 3
Rum Barrel Brick Kiln – Barley Wine Style Ale, $20, Limit 2
Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite – Imperial Walnut Stout, $20, Limit 2

With the exception of Oaky Golden Pucker, all of the bottled beers will be available on draft during the party, along with a host of other special kegs. Check out the blog post from owner/head brewer Brad for a full tap list and more details on the event.