Velvet Merkin

Bourbon Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout

Velvet Merkin is the beer that almost wasn’t…Indeed, this vintage oatmeal stout’s comical  (or is it scandalous?) name went off the grid for several years, but now it’s back due to popular demand. Velvet Merkin is aged for a full year in retired spirits barrels from Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and others, yet manages to offer mind-­‐boggling balance and restraint. You will wig out when you taste Velvet Merkin’s rich milk chocolate, bourbon and espresso flavors, preceded by aromas of vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and mocha.  

Beer Information

ABV: 8.5

IBU: 33


FERMENTATION: British Ale (House)

MALTS: Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats (15%)

HOPS: 100% US Grown Fuggle Hops


22 oz

Very limited draft


2011 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival

2010 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival

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