Arborescence is a small-batch release that celebrates the spirit of craft distilling.
We built a bold stout base to age in 15-gallon bourbon barrels from Los Angeles's R6 Distilling and Evanston, Illinois's FEW Spirits. Where our typical 53-gallon bourbon barrels layer hints of oak, vanilla, caramel, and just a nip of bourbon spirit into a finished beer, the increased contact area of liquid to wood across this medley of small vessels amplifies these rich flavors and makes for a barrel-forward, 15.21% ABV finished product.
We've made elegant use of adjuncts carefully selected to complement this rare barrel character. Summer blackberries weave an earthy, subtle sweetness through the liquid. A finishing filter of hazelnuts adds smooth, nutty depth. A faint dusting of allspice finishes the piece with almost-imperceptible nuance. This is the bourbon drinker's answer to pastry stouts.