Only 31 gallons exist. "Train Wreck" and "Aurora Frisbee" were two other possible names, because that is very likely what will happen after a couple glasses. If you’re not a fan of overly scotchy/bourbony/woody beers, you’ll probably hate this one. That’s OK. You’ll make lot of other people happy, as there is very little of it to go around.
Cab Ride is an exercise in East-meets-West. The base beer, fighting out of the American corner, is Kentucky Überwine with its American Oak & Bookers Bourbon. And in the European corner,wearing a Speedo, comes some Laphroaig 10 Year Single Malt Scotch aged on French Oak. This fight is fixed. It is not a fair one. An entire bottle of Laphroaig was soaked into the French Oak, all of which went into a mere four pony kegs of Überwine. Scotch wins by TKO (and major fortification)! Sure there was plenty of bourbon in the base beer, but let’s just say you no longer need to order a shot with your Cab Ride. It comes with one built in.
Who knows what the strength is now? Not 10.5% anymore, that’s for sure. No one, not even Brew Master Tony, has had this yet. Will it melt your fillings? Will a goblet of it make you think you’re pretty good lookin’ after all? Is it a whiskey-wood-aged masterpiece?
Cab Ride is roughly 11.5%
The base beer (Kentucky Uberwine is 10.5%).
25.4oz of 80 proof (40%) scotch was added via soaked oak chips, thus fortifying the 2 kegs (31 gallons) worth.
Made exclusively for Über Tavern by Tony Savoy at Flyers Brewery in Oak Harbor, WA.
Brewer: Flyers Restaurant & Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Alcohol Content: 11.5%