Thursday, May 2, 2013

River North to release barrel-aged Black IPA May 18th

River North Hello Darkness Black IPABarrel-aged beers are becoming more common here in Colorado, yet they don't come around often enough. So when a new one has been removed from the barrel and bottled, it's something to take note of. River North Brewery of Denver, Colorado is releasing a barrel-aged Black IPA this month called Hello, Darkness. Here is a press release issued on May 1st what explains all about it.

[PRESS RELEASE] Denver, CO - May 1, 2013 - The next installment in River North’s Barrel Series is upon us! On Saturday, May 18th at 1pm, the brewery will proudly present…

Barrel Series No. 9: Hello, Darkness Black IPA aged in whiskey barrels!

River North’s distinctive black IPA is brewed with a healthy dose of roasted malt ad balanced by a copious addition of West-Coast hops. For the barrel-aged version, the beer was aged four months in freshly emptied charred oak whiskey barrels.

Debuting Saturday, May 18th at 1pm, this brew will serve as the grand finale for River North’s American Craft Beer Week celebrations. Both draft pours and bombers-to-go will be available, with the party continuing on Sunday.

Unlike other River North bombers, this beer will be sold in the taproom only. Thirty cases were bottled in total. Each bottle will be hand-numbered with love by brewery staff.

For a full list of River North’s ACBW events, check the brewery blog.


Matt and Jessica Hess opened River North Brewery in downtown Denver on February 18th, 2012. Matt, who walked away from his engineering job in the aerospace industry, heads the brewing operation and focuses on Belgian-style beers and Belgo-American hybrids.

The brewery also hosts an ever-growing barrel program, aging brews in whiskey, wine or rum barrels of varying styles.

Follow @rivernorthbrew for the latest brewery tidbits…we’d love to hear from you!

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Image courtesy River North Brewery.

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