The Veil’s Circle of Wolves is a big barley wine, this one aged in bourbon barrels. I’m not sure what year it’s from. 2019, maybe? There was plenty of bourbon still in it so it couldn’t have been too old. It was nice for a cool autumn afternoon.
2013 Bourbon County was next. I’ve got this old flight of these I’ve been hanging onto for too long. Figured it would be an interesting follow after that Veil jam.
It was not. 7 years is just too long to rest. There was some bourbon in there and yeah, it was a stout, but it wasn’t in any of the fun ways this beer would have been after a year or two of cellaring. Oh, well lesson learned. I poured most of it out.
Official, a new, fresh IPA from Bell’s was exactly what I needed after that Bourbon County (failed) experiment. This one is all lively citrus at the front and the beer is hazy but not at all chewy like they can sometimes be. Bell’s just got back to us in RVA and this has been the highlight so far.