Wood Aged Beer

Broad category for styles with a woody or oak flavor. Other flavors may be present including vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, toasted bread, coffee, and others. BASE STYLE MUST BE SPECIFED IF BEER IS BASED ON A CLASSIC STYLE.


Varies by base style. Usually full bodied higher gravity ales. Balance in flavor is important. May exhibit alcohol warming. Wood may add tanins to the beer. Should be a harmonious balance of flavors from the wood, and well aged.


Vary by base style. Aged in wooden casks or barrels (often those used for hard liquor or wine), or by using wood based additives (chips, oak essence, staves).


Dominion Oak Barrel Stout, New Holland Dragon's Milk, Goose Island Burbon County Stout, Le Coq Imperial Extra Souble Stout, Old Engine Oil Special Reserve, many draught beers served from the cask…

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