Yellow Springs Brewery to release 2 special bottlings

The Yellow Springs Brewery at 305 N. Walnut St. will release special barrel-aged holiday brews in bottles at the brewery’s tasting room on Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, brewery co-founder Lisa Wolters said this morning.

This will be only the second and third time that Yellow Springs Brewery has released beers in bottles, as the brewery gears up to either bottle or can some of its mainline beers and distribute them to bars, restaurants and other retail accounts sometime in 2015, Wolters said.

The new releases will include:

• Maxxdout Stout, an American stout aged in bourbon barrels from the Smooth Amber distillery in West Virginia, which will be sold starting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 in 22-ounce bottles. There will be a limit of two bottles per person for the stout, which contains 9.5 percent alcohol by volume and will cost $15 per bottle.

• Gaunt Hill, an old-ale style brew aged in rye whiskey barrels also from the Smooth Amber distillery, which will be sold starting at noon on Dec. 24 in 750-ml bottles for $20 each. There will be a two-bottle limit on the ale, which contains just under 12 percent alcohol. The brewery will be open noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve day.

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Earlier this year, the brewery bottled a batch of barrel-aged Captain Stardust saison-style beer, and it sold out within 48 hours.

“That told us something,” Wolters said. The brewery has “quite a few more” brews aging in barrels now for future release, she said.

For more information, check out the Yellow Springs Brewery Facebook page or call (937) 767-0222.

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