Only available at Deschutes Brewery and Brewpubs, Big Red is their Cinder Cone red ale imperialized, and aged in Cabernet and Syrah casks for six months. This bottle was given to me by the wonderful staff at the brewery after some great chats about beer and a social faux pas made by yours truly (I’m sure Gary Fish new where to buy beer in Eugene). Although this is wax-sealed, I wouldn’t recommend aging it for too long as the fruity hops really make it pop on top of the subtle barrel tannins. Bread crumbs and dried apricots seem to hide the 9.3% ABV very well.
And yes dear readers, coffee bike beer repeat is back.