Today, Green Flash Brewing Co announces the release of the second limited and rare beer in their Cellar 3 Barrelmaster’s Reserve series, Ochre Frumento. Ochre Frumento is a Barley Wine that has been aged for a combined total of 6-years in brandy and then bourbon barrels, and has the highest ABV of any Green Flash beer ever released at 17.5%. Only 600 of the bottles have been produced and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Cellar 3 on September 17th, with a limit of 2 bottles per person. Due to the limited release nature of the bottles in the series, the Barrelmaster’s Reserve offerings are the most collectable beers in the Green Flash portfolio. Barrelmaster, Pat Korn released the first beer in the Barrelmaster’s Reserve series, Lustrous Frumento with Coffee at the Cellar 3 anniversary event earlier this year, and the beer sold out in just a few hours.
Ochre Frumento is the second “micro release” bottle to debut as part of the Barrelmaster’s Reserve series. Their original California-influenced Barley Wine was first aged in brandy barrels, then transferred to bourbon barrels, for a combined total of over 6 years.
At 17.5% ABV, this beer is uniquely gluttonous and truly complex. Having drawn color from the barrel, it pours a deep brown, reminiscent of a Tawny port, and presents an aroma that is sharp and spirit-barrel forward. Prominent flavors of toffee and caramel envelop the palate, and supporting notes of ripened stone fruits with nutty complexity unfold through the finish.
Ochre Frumento will be available on September 17th exclusively in the Cellar 3 tasting room on a first-come, first-served basis with a two bottle limit per person. Each bottle will retail for $24.