Montpelier Farmer’s Market – Sat. Jan. 22th

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in Farmers Markets, Our Events

This Saturday will feature the second release in our Barrel-Aged series, an exciting long-term project this I described in detail in my last post (see below). I will be at the Montpelier Farmers Market on E. State St. from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, January 22nd, offering bottles for sale, and sample tastings.

We will be offering our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout in bottles for the very first time! The barrels I obtained were freshly emptied from the Maker’s Mark distillery. They are a small family run artisan distiller, much like some of our home-grown breweries here in Vermont. If you think the long name is a mouth-full, wait until you taste it! Much like last month’s Maple Barrel Aged release, this beer is bottle conditioned, carbonated and ready to drink now, however, I highly recommend saving some for a year or more to age, which will smooth out the beer, while melding the different flavors together, increase the complexity, and mellow the 11% abv. on this special beer. I am also pleased to let you know that I was able bottle 350 bottles of the 750ml size – twice as much as our Maple Barrel version, so there should be plenty to go around on Saturday. We will also be planning to pour a number of samples of the barrel aged stout to have available on the table at 10am, so that you can try this beer before or while you purchase it.

Just to be sure, and to help spread out the crowd, we’ll be running this release a bit differently. Last market the crowd that formed at the table was an issue for other vendors, as folks were sometimes blocked from getting to the adjacent tables. I will be releasing cases of this beer at 10am, 11am and Noon, so you don’t have to be here at 10am to purchase this beer. I will also be holding several cases of our other varieties of beer to begin selling at Noon, thus offering later arrivals the opportunity to purchase beer. Last market, we were sold out of all of our beer by around noon, I know crazy. Until we do expand someday, I really appreciate your understanding that quantities are limited, and that the demand is greater than the supply.

Here are the exact details and beer menu:

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel-Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – $30/750ml – no limit

$8/187ml (very limited) – 1 bottle/person if purchasing 750ml, 2 bottles if not.

The following bottles have a limit of 2/person of each variety (limit 6 total)

Double Sunshine IPA – $9/22oz
Knockout Blonde – $7/22oz
Maple Nipple Ale – $7/22oz

Hope to see some of you there on Saturday. Cheers and safe travels!

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