Coming up fast and furious are two new bourbon barrel-aged beer releases! Besides making the solid and crowd pleasing core beers known across the city like Coffee Porter and Little Bo Pils, one of Porter’s more well-kept secrets is his barrel addiction. Smog City has a young but robust barrel program ranging from sour beers to bourbon barrel-aged beer. Our barrel program boasts about 200 barrels, puncheons and an oversize puncheon (or foudre).
As we approach 2 years in our Torrance location, to the delight of our taproom patrons who have spent months/years patiently anticipating releases, many of those barrels are reaching maturity. You can expect to see a bevy of barrel-aged and sour beers being bottled and released from our taproom over the next few months.
April 4th marks the beginning of those releases with the inaugural bottling of Bourbon O.E., an English Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels for 15 months, and the second release of Goldie, our Golden Strong ale aged in bourbon for over 6 months.
Bourbon O.E. or B.O.E. as we call it in the taproom has garnered a strong following since 2013 when it was first released. This beer boasts balance above all with beautiful vanilla, oak, and char characteristics balanced out with the malty complexity of a true English Barleywine. Each bottle is hand-labeled, numbered and waxed. $14/bottle – 6 bottle limit
Goldie, first released in 2014, a Belgian Golden Strong Ale aged in bourbon barrels for over 6 months. Flavors of subtle coconut, vanilla, and bourbon combine with ripe tropical fruit esters to make an amazingly well-balanced beer. Each bottle is hand-labeled and numbered. $12/bottle – 6 bottle limit
Join us Saturday, April 4th for the bottle release of Bourbon O.E. and Goldie. Limited availability and 6 bottle limits on both brands! Serendoggity will be on hand for padding your stomaches…yum.
As always, plan how you will get to and from the event safely. Driving buzzed is just as dangerous and illegal as driving while intoxicated and we prefer you come back time and time again. Let’s stay safe!
Laurie, Porter and the Smog City Crew
Bourbon O.E. and Goldie Release
April 4th, 12-8pm
@Smog City Brewing Taproom
1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501