While breweries release many barrel-aged stouts throughout the year, some of the best barrel-aged stouts pop up in the winter. It’s not just the holiday season. It’s Stout Season, and some of the best BA stouts in Philly get released this time of year. Ironically the same color as coal, the highly sought-after beers emerge from their barrels to be bottled for your enjoyment.
Attic Brewing Deeper Concentration
Attic Brewing’s Deeper Concentration is pretty special. Not only did they ferment this beer in barrels, but they also aged it in them for an additional 5 months. The Germantown brewery currently offers this beer on draft.
Free Will Brewing Ralphius
A few of Free Will Brewing’s Ralphius variants are still available at two of their locations. The OG Perkasie taproom has the original variant and Mocha. The Lahaska (Peddler’s Village) is pouring the original right now, but you better get there soon! These kegs will run dry before you know it.
Lost Tavern Brewing Winter Galley
Okay, this one’s a bit of a hike from Philly, but I couldn’t leave out Pennsylvania’s actual Christmas town of Bethlehem. Lost Tavern Brewing has a few Winter Galley barrel-aged Imperial Stouts at both of their locations. They aged this Russian Imperial Stout in Buffalo Trace barrels as wells as a few others. View available variants here.
Ten7 Brewing Dark Arts & Dark Necessities
Ten7 Brewing of North Wales, PA released an array of barrel-aged stouts today. These include Dark Arts (Apple Brandy) and Dark Necessities (Booker’s Bourbon) as well as two Deja Moo milk stout variants. View the full list here (available for pre-order). They open at 4 PM today.
You don’t have to worry about Eventbrite bots to get the above BA stouts in Philly. They’re all readily available for your last-minute shopping needs (you know who you are). Will there be barrel-aged stouts under your tree?