|PORTLAND • OREGON|
When Gigantic Brewery releases the 2019 edition MASSIVE! Barrel-Aged Barleywine on Black Friday, the brewer will go all out on this popular beer as it releases six variants. This means that there will be seven different offerings of MASSIVE! this year.
Normally, Gigantic Brewing releases MASSIVE! Barrel-Aged Barleywine from its long boil barleywine that has been aged in bourbon barrels. The 2019 version of MASSIVE! has been aged in both Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels.
Then last year Gigantic Brewing added one variant with MASSIVE! Scotch Barrel-Aged. However, later this week with the arrival of Black Friday, Gigantic will release a new version of MASSIVE! Scotch in addition to MASSIVE! Port, MASSIVE! Mezcal, MASSIVE! Maple Syrup, MASSIVE! Cognac, MASSIVE! Rye and of course the standard MASSIVE!.
When Gigantic brews the base beer for this barrel-aged beer, it uses only Skagit Valley Pilot Pale Malt as it is boiled for eight hours. This extended boil time gives the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. Gigantic then took MASSIVE and introduced it to a variety of barrels – Scotch, Mezcal, Port, Cognac, Rye and Maple Syrup. The sticker on the crown of the bottle identifies which barrel this beer was aged in.
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