If you fell in love with our rich and nutty Wild Rice Porter already, prepare to cheat on your favorite beer of the season with its better-looking cousin: Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild Rice Porter. It releases in the taproom and in local metro-area liquor stores on Thursday, January 3.

In August, we fed a batch of our beautiful Wild Rice Porter straight from the fermentors into heavy charred white oak barrels that were once filled with Buffalo Trace’s famous bourbon. The heavy charring gives the bourbon its unique flavor, which eventually makes its way into our Wild Rice Porter. Here’s how the distillery describes their bourbon:

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee, and candied fruit. The smooth finish lingers on the palate.

When the barrels come to us, the wood is still infused with those rich vanilla and toffee bourbon flavors, which are then imparted into the Wild Rice Porter that fills them.

The result of five months of barrel aging is a rich, nutty, and slightly sweet Barrel Aged Wild Rice Porter. It’s a taste of Minnesota with the warmth of bourbon. 8.1% ABV // 30 IBUs

Like the original Wild Rice Porter, the Barrel Aged variant is bottled, wax dipped, and labeled entirely by hand. We put in a little extra care to make this beer look fine as hell, which makes it the perfect gift for yourself or your beer fridge.

Locations for purchase:

  • Inbound BrewCo taproom

  • Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits

  • Harbor Wine & Spirits

  • Henn Lake Liquor

  • Hum’s Liquor

  • Hy-Vee Savage

  • Ken & Norm’s Liquors

  • Liquor Barrel - Golden Valley

  • Liquor Boy

  • Ombibulous

  • Printecton Liquor - Maple Grove

  • Shorewood Liquors

  • Surdyk’s Liquor

  • Top Ten - Chanhassen

  • Top Ten - St. Louis Park

  • Top Ten - Blaine

  • Top Ten - Osseo

  • Top Ten - Roseville

  • Top Ten - Woodbury

  • Vinifera Wines & Ales

  • Yarmo Liquor

  • 99 Bottles - Moorhead

  • Bridgeview - Moorhead