Rolling out barrels at Saloon Door Brewing

Saloon Door Brewing and I have something in common that I’ve said many times before and will continue to say. What do we have in common besides a love for good beer? We both believe it’s always stout season – year around. That being said, Saloon Door is hosting their annual barrel fest this Saturday November 19th at 2pm. This is an event I attended yearly to taste every barrel aged beer that is available. This year, the brewery plans to bring 7 beers to the table that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

This week, I was lucky enough to preview a few samples of The original Russian Imperial Stout named “I Must Break you”. It’s perfectly balanced with dark chocolate and roast. I can’t wait to try it once it’s been in the barrel. Also on the list for the barrel fest is my personal favorite Reindiculous – a fantastic peanut butter and white chocolate russian imperial Stout. One new beer that I hope to try is the Funfetti Cake Imperial Cream Ale – sounds like a party!

May be an image of text that says 'Barrel Fest 2022 Taproom Beer Releases BBA Must Break You RIS (13%) BBA Ludicrous AF RIS (13%) BBA Reindiculous RIS (13%) BBA Woke AF RIS (13%) BBA Orange Cordial RIS (13%) S BRENINE BREWING BBA Brewster Cogburn ICA (10.6%) BBA Funfetti Cake ICA (10.6%)'

For this event, snag a VIP pass to get a flight of your choice bourbon barrel aged goodies, a snifter pour of any BBA beer, and a large 32oz crowler to take home. While you are there, take a brewery tour with the awesome brewers and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the amazing beer being made at Saloon Door. 

VIP PASS ($50 – w/$65 value) includes BBA flight (five 4oz pours)- BBA snifter pour (9oz)- BBA crowler to go beer (32oz)- Brewery tour w/a snifter of your choice.

I mentioned my favorite beer Saloon Door makes is Reindiculous and I had the pleasure of sampling it after being aged in a bourbon barrel. The white chocolate greets you up from and brings a smile to your face followed by creamy peanut butter. On the backend you get that nice warming feeling that will really go a long way to help fight against this weekends low temperatures that are creeping in. The aroma on Reindiculous brings peanut butter and chocolate with a mild booziness that doesn’t overpower the base beer and brings a creamy yet warming mouthfeel. Brewster Cogburn had the most booze on the nose of the samples I was able to try and the taste has the most barrel of the beers I’ve sampled. Woke AF’s nose was coffee forward with a perfect blend of coffee and barrel without being acidic that some brews with coffee can hold. The coffee beans in Woke AF really come through strong but balance out the roasty notes and dark chocolate base that is elevated by the barrel and booziness. Reminds me of having a spiked coffee.

Hope to see you at the event!



Ronnie has been drinking craft beer for the last 12-15 years and enjoys frequenting breweries and home brewing. He hopes to give back to the beer community that has been so welcoming. He loves to review beer and enjoys hearing all the stories that’s behind each beer.

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