Saint Arnold Brewing Co. is celebrating its 21st anniversary this week with the release of Saint
Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 10.
The Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel series involves aging small-batch beers in barrels chosen to enhance and complement the characteristics of the underlying beers, the company says.
The base beer for Bishop’s Barrel No. 10 is a barleywine released in 2014 as Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Ale. It was aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels for nearly a year in the brewery’s climate controlled Barrel Room.
Each beer within the series is produced in small quantities and is only available in pubs and restaurants throughout Texas and Louisiana in 12 ounce bottles and on draft.
Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel No. 10 pours a deep ruby color with a khaki-colored head. The aroma is caramel, bourbon and vanilla, with slight wood and dark cherry notes, the company says.
The taste is dark fruit with bourbon notes and lots of toffee sweetness, the company says. Bishop’s Barrel No. 10 has a full body with soft carbonation.
Saint Arnold brewed the base beer with Maris Otter, pale two row, Munich and Chocolate malted barley. It features Centennial and Cascade hops, with a dry hopping of Simcoe.