Big Boss hosts barrel-aged beers event

Raleigh’s Big Boss Brewing is offering a barrel-aged beer tasting event on April 22, featuring many of its Strange Cargo series beers.

The event, which is part of N.C. Beer Month, will be 6-9 p.m. April 22 at the brewery, 1249 Wicker Dr., Raleigh. Tickets cost $15 per person. The beers are aged in a variety of barrels that previously held bourbon, wine, tequila and brandy. Four-ounce samples will be served.

Here are some of the beers that will be served:

▪  Saints & Sinners, a Flanders-inspired ale aged for six months in giant oak barrels and brewed with corn from Wake County’s Yates Mill, one of the oldest working stone mills in the country.

▪ Muerto Viviente, described as a Mexican-American farmhouse ale brewed with agave and pink peppercorns and aged in tequila barrels from Olmeca Altos Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.

▪ Zombie, a Belgian strong ale aged for one year in North Carolina-distillery Carriage House apple brandy barrels.

▪ Son of a Blitz, a Belgian Brown ale aged for more than 300 days in used bourbon barrels that previously stored several other Big Boss beers and “blended to a unique outcome,” according to the website.

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