Old Fashioned Inspired Old Ale
The newest addition to the Goose Island Barrel House beers is an Old Fashioned Inspired Ale. Aged for 8 months in Old Forester bourbon barrels with the addition finish of orange and lemon peel, this beer has a complex range of flavors in each sip. Caramel, vanilla, and oak notes from the barrel come out first with hints of lemon citrus and orange zest on the finish to round it out.
Adding lemon peel to an Old Fashioned may not be common, but we were inspired by our friends at Old Forester who showed us just how well the addition of lemon peel complements the rye found in their signature mash bill. It's a simple but significant addition to the old fashion- inspired ale.