Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
BREWED JANUARY 13TH, 2011
Our take on this age-old style is full-bodied and heavily hopped.We tinker with the recipe every year, and this version was big, smooth, and malty, with a fairly dry and bitter edge; perfect for cellaring.
IN THE MASH
Extra Pale & Maris Otter Crystal Malt
IN THE BOIL
Warrior & Columbus Hops
IN THE WHIRLPOOL
Columbus & Ahtanum Hops
UNFILTERED AND AGED
23 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
A nearly two-year rest in bourbon barrels added lots of bitter oak tannin, caramel, and vanilla flavors to this beer, giving it a big malt presence anda more restrained hop profile. Vanilla flavors from the oak accentuate its malty sweetness without being syrupy or overly sweet. Very balanced.