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Barreling and Aging: Snake River to use whiskey, wine barrels to create unique brews

Barreling and Aging: Snake River to use whiskey, wine barrels to create unique brews

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Snake River Brewing is starting a new program that combines the love of beer with the flavors of whiskey, wine, rum and other liquors. Through the new barrel program led by brewer Cameron Hieronymus, the brewery will release a new barrel aged beer on the third Sunday of every month. While barrel aged beers like the Serpent Sours, aren't a new thing for Snake River, this frequency is new. "People wait patiently for a year for these beers to come out and we love to see that, so we decided that we would expand to try to give these people something new to try each month, whether it is a new sour beer or a whiskey-aged porter," said Hieronymus. "We have a lot of crazy ideas that are coming down the pipeline right now." The brewery uses barrels from Wyoming Whiskey, Jackson Hole Winery, and is even looking into getting some rum and port barrels. "It has really added some super funky characteristics to the beer," said Hieronymus. "We have quite the collection of odd ball barrels down there." Snake River was going to release a barrel aged White Room IPA called "The Blonde Mullet" on Sunday, but decided it wasn't quite ready for the public yet, so they will likely tap the Serpent Framboise instead. Regardless, Hieronymus is definitely on his way to creating some interesting beers. "If anyone out there has any wacky ideas, send them my way because I am really willing to try anything," he added. *Feature Photo: Cameron Hieronymus. h/t Snake River Brewing / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news