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Drakes 15th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Lager


Formerly brewed at Drakes Brewing Company
San Leandro, California USA
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils | Ratings: 114 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 13.7%
A 15th anniversary recipe needs to be unique since so few breweries make it to their 15th year. For this recipe our head brewer Rodger Davis decided to throw out the style guidelines and create his own style. So he fused the finist ingredients, his relentless passion for good beer and topped it off with a bit of creativity. The beer is then aged in a bourbon barrel for 10 months creating a beer that is worthy of drinking for future anniversaries.

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