Microbrew beers are increasingly becoming more and more like wine. Not in taste of course, but in complexity! Through the different combinations of hops, barley, spices, malts, etc, beer is becoming increasingly more complex in its flavor profiles. Some beers are even being aged in oak casks, like wine, to add additional depth and flavor to the beer. We are currently carrying one of those beers that is aged (3-6 months to be exact) in an oak barrel: Uinta's Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin.
This seasonal beer is very complex and not the typical pumpkin beer that you would expect by the name. It is not an overwhelming sweet pumpkin beer, rather it is a complex ale that starts with an aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar. As you begin to sip on the beer, you immediately taste the initial pumpkin, caramel, and clove notes typical of a pumpkin ale. But, once you're done sipping, something awesome happens. The beer's aftertaste is a deep vanilla and oak similar to that of a whiskey. This obviously comes from the aging process in the virgin oak casks. And, with an ABV of 10.3%, it actually warms your stomach like a fine whiskey too.
While the Uinta Oak Jacked is currently $7.00 for a 12 oz. snifter pour, you definitely get your bang for your buck. With a higher alcohol content, smooth drinkability, and amazing tasting notes, you won't regret grabbing a draft of this beer! We already sold through one of our 2 kegs, so get it while you still can.
Come on into Union, and treat yourself!