Jackie O’s Endolith
Barleywine aged on bourbon, brewed with Maris Otter, Munich, brown sugar and lots of caramel malt. Ten malts, a long boil and barrel aging came together to create a complex barley wine with notes of rich caramel, oolong tea, bruléed sugar and well-aged alcohol.
Barley Wine, or in Dutch: Gerstewijn, is often firm beer with an alcohol percentage of 10% or more. The color ranges from amber to dark brown. Barley Wines are often light creamy and malty in flavor with notes of cookie, caramel, nuts and/or dried fruit. Carbonation is relatively low and the high alcohol content often results in little foam. Barley wine is very suitable for aging if stored under the right conditions.
This means that the beer in question has been put into used or unused wooden barrels to age for an extended period of time. The barrels were previously mostly used to age spirits. The aromas and flavors of the spirits and wood will soak into the beer, creating complex flavor palettes. Examples of beverages commonly used are: Whiskey, Bourbon, Congac, Tequila but wines and port are also frequently used to age beer. Sometimes unused barrels are also used to get the wood tones of the barrel into the beer in particular. Oak is a well-known example of this.
Jackyo’s Brewery is a Brewery located in Athens (Ohio, USA) and was founded in 2005. Jackyo’s Brewery specializes in brewing techniques that revive traditional methods combined with contemporary influences and elements.
“We strive to brew one of the most diverse beer portfolios in the country, with a detailed and unique focus on barrel & wood aged beers, wild ales, and blending.”