(Portland, ME) – Sebago Brewing releases two brews in its Single Batch Series.
Sebago Barleywine came out in bottles March 15th. There were approximately 51 cases produced. Sebago Milestone Double Red Ale was just released on April 2nd with production at around 100 cases. Both were released in 22 oz. bombers. Milestone is also available on draft.
The Barleywine is only available in southern Maine though the brewery hopes to make the Milestone available statewide and in MA.
Barleywine description: “This is our boldest beer ever at 9.5% abv, 60 IBUs, and by far our longest barrel-aging time. This beer is a blend of Old World influence and modern day ingredients and technique. We used domestic malt and wheat and distinctly American hops to produce this rich, full bodied ale and then we fermented it with two different yeast strains. On top of all this, we barrel-aged this beer in charred oak bourbon barrels for over three months. The end result is a dark ruby colored ale with very intense aromatics.”
Milestone beer stats:
Alcohol – 9.5%
IBUs – 60
Hops – Cascade and Centennial
Malts – 2-row, Red Wheat, Caramel and Special B
Yeast – House ale yeast and Scottish ale yeast
Aging – Over 9 months in Woodford Reserve charred oak bourbon barrels
Color – Dark ruby, brown
Aroma – notes of vanilla, coconut, bourbon and malty
Flavor – bold maltiness, bourbon, slight alcohol and slight hoppiness.
Milestone Ale description: “Milestone Double Red Ale is a reflection of Jon Clegg and Tom Abercrombie’s past ten years of brewing together. This collaboration beer is brewed using a non-traditional process of stoning the beer, using granite stones that were heated until red hot and lowered into a wooden vat of unfermented beer. Intern bottling carmelizes the wort which brings out the neutral distinctive flavors of dark fruit, caramel malt and light toffee. This crimson colored ale is medium in body with just the right amount of hops to balance the malt profile.”