Whiskey and beer have almost always lived behind the bar together. To celebrate this lasting kinship, Jameson has partnered with 16 craft breweries, including Bale Breaker, to be part of the Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies program. The partnership kicks off October 14, 2017 at the Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest in New York City.
In January 2018, look for The Ossifier, an IPA that is being aged in Jameson barrels and will see more hops in the fermenters before being kegged in limited quantities. Of the beer, Kevin Smith, Head Brewer, says, "The beautifully layered malt bill is not only enhanced by time spent aging in Jameson barrels, but the dry hops were carefully chosen to pair with the aromatics of the whisky."
In September, we will be participating in the first ever Jameson Caskmates Barrel Aged Beer Garden at the Great American Beer Festival® 2018. Our specially brewed beer is currently aging in Jameson® Irish Whiskey barrels that have come all the way from Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland, and we will be unveiling our barrel aged beer in Denver, CO, September 20th- 22nd 2018. Stay tuned for updates on a Northwest release date.
Watch a short video on the collaboration at Thrillist.
Posted October 09, 2017