Stone Old Guardian Aged in Kentucky Rye Whiskey Barrels
2013 Series Batch No. 04
BREWED MARCH 9TH, 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
2 Row Pale & Maris Otter Crystal Malt
IN THE BOIL
Warrior & Columbus Hops
IN THE WHIRLPOOL
Columbus & Ahtanum Hops
UNFILTERED AND AGED
22 months in American Oak Kentucky Rye Whiskey Barrels
The rye whiskey imparts a substantial amount of oaky spice to the beer, while the barrels themselves lend strong oak tannin and smooth vanilla tones. The flavors meld together for sustained spiciness, oak, and malty sweetness throughout.