If you like big, dark, barrel-aged beers, this is welcome news. This Saturday marks the release of this year’s BBIS (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout) at Reuben’s Brews. Bottles go on sale at the taproom in Ballard starting at 11:00 and will also be available for purchase online.
In addition to the bottle release, they’ve also got some special stuff planned at the taproom. More specifically, a vertical tasting that includes versions of BBIS dating back to 2015.
Be kind. Be patient. Do not lose your mind. You are not the only one who wants this beer. Here is the release announcement from the brewery with all the details.
2021 BBIS BOTTLE RELEASE
THIS SATURDAY AT 11AM
Our 2021 BBIS BOTTLE RELEASE happens this Saturday online – and in person at the Taproom – beginning at 11am. We will have a VERY SPECIAL SEVEN YEAR VERTICAL of BBIS available on tap, including 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and of course 2021!
These are some of the last remaining kegs of our early BBIS releases and now is your last time to try them all together on tap.We will also have our good friends at Sunny Up food truck on site early serving their full lineup of delicious breakfast sandwiches plus a very special version of their PASTRAMI CLINE made with BBIS-infused mustard.
The 2021 BBIS (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout) is a blend of imperial stout aged 12-, 18-, and 24-months in Heaven Hills barrels that previously held bourbon for 7 to 12 years. This year’s blend contains more than 60% of 18 month-aged barrels, making this one of the longest-aged BBIS releases yet. The older barrels in this blend lend extra notes of vanilla and bakers chocolate to the decadent milk chocolate, coffee, and licorice notes common to all BBIS releases.
Bottles will be available online and for walk-up purchase beginning this Saturday at 11am, and will be in limited PNW distribution beginning next week. If you purchase online you do not need to pick them up on the same day, but please pick them up within two weeks to help us make room for other special releases in the coming weeks and months.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.