Once a year the folks at 3 Sheeps step back, take a look at the work they’ve done, and create a special beer that draws from the best of the past 12 months. They call it Cuvee Blend. It’s a nod to the French winemaking tradition, a blend of aged beers from specially selected barrels, each chosen for their unique wood characteristics and blended in endless combinations until their palates are happy. The process is time consuming and meticulous, but they end up with something really special, something that’s more than just the sum of its parts.
This year’s Cuvee Blend features a base of imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, a black saison aged in red wine barrels to impart stone fruit undertones, an imperial stout aged in red wine barrels for a touch of tart and tannins, and a dark wheat aged in bourbon barrels for a warm bourbon finish.