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March 12th, 2020 – We’ve rolled out the barrels for another special limited release. Being the mixology enthusiasts they are, our brewer’s have put their own spin on the classic Kentucky Mule cocktail. This mule variation features the warm, rich flavour of bourbon from the freshly emptied Kentucky barrels used to age this brown ale before mixing in some lime and ginger. Something for the craft beer and cocktail set, Zonkey is a big kick of fresh flavour sure to please any crowd.
For our version, this beer came together from a blend of two separate batches. First, we brewed a rich, robust brown ale crafted with four different malts that feature subtle chocolate and brown sugar maltiness, with a pleasant bitterness and hints of vanilla and hazelnut. This batch then spent the better part of 5 weeks aging in freshly emptied Heaven Hills bourbon whiskey barrels.We then brewed up a second batch of the same brown ale base, this time layering in freshly ground ginger and zesty lime juice. After the appropriate aging time, we blended the barrel-aged brown ale casks and the spiced, fruited batch together. The result: an extremely drinkable brown ale that’s bubbly, bright and bold, with zingy lime punch and a spicy whiskey finish.
Zonkey is only available for a very limited time while supplies last at select craft-focused private liquor stores throughout BC and Alberta. Don’t let this magnificent beast leave you in the dust before it hits the trail.