Russian Imperial Stout aged for one year in oak bourbon barrels available in pubs and restaurants
HOUSTON, May 13, 2013 – Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is releasing Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 today. The third offering of Saint Arnold’s small batch barrel aged series of beers, Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 is a Russian Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in oak bourbon barrels that the brewery acquired from Kentucky’s Woodford Reserve distillery.
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 will only be available in pubs and restaurants throughout Texas and Louisiana that normally carry Saint Arnold beer.
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel is a series of beers that have been aged in barrels specifically chosen to enhance and complement the characteristics of the underlying beers. Each batch of Bishop’s Barrel is distinguished by the number on the neck label.
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 is a pleasant sipping beer with the bourbon present but not overpowering. It pours a black color with a nose that is all bourbon and chocolate. The taste starts with a mix of spice with the bourbon and chocolate emerging and lingering through the finish. By using the house Saint Arnold yeast has added a touch of creaminess to the beer.
Specifications of Bishop’s Barrel No. 3:
Style: Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout Date Bottled: April 25, 2013 Beer style in bbl: Russian Imperial Stout Type of Barrel: Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels No. of Barrels 44 Cases Made: 894 (cases of 12 oz bottles) Original Gravity: 1.084 Final Gravity: 1.019 Alcohol: 8.7% ABV prior to barreling 11.5% ABV after barreling Bitterness: 49 IBU
The warmer it gets, the better Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 3 tastes. The brewery recommends serving between 55 and 60 degrees.
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About Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing’s seven year round beers, seven seasonal beers and three special release lines are made and sold by the company’s staff of 50 dedicated employees. Ranked 45th on the Brewers Association list of top craft breweries, Saint Arnold was listed by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to see what’s brewing in beer,” and Smart Meetings magazine named it among the “Top 5 breweries to host an event.” Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Avenue and its brewery tour and tasting is offered every weekday at 3:00 P.M. and Saturdays starting at 11 A.M. For more information on Saint Arnold’s five year-round and five seasonal beers as well as root beer, log on to www.saintarnold.com.