We have released a commemorative barrel-aged beer each year since our brewery’s 10thanniversary in the fall of 2006. Now comes XXVII, the 18th annual release in our storied Anniversary Ale series. XXVII is a masterwork of flavor and complexity, blended from five distinct ales aged in bourbon barrels.
“This beer was created with experience, passion and collaboration, sparing no expense to celebrate our brewery’s 27th anniversary,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.
What makes the Anniversary Ale so unique is that it’s not just a single beer aged in spirits barrels, but rather a blend of very different barrel-aged component ales. This creates a tall order for Matt and his brewing team, which is why they always ask their local winemaker friends to stop by and help assemble the final blend. “These winemakers are practicing experts in the art of blending, and it’s always amazing how they help us create a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts,” Matt says. This year’s winning team comprised of the winemakers from Halter Ranch & Alta Colina, along with one of our Brewmaster’s Collective Beer Club members.