Side Project Brewing is excited to announce the 2022 release of our non-adjunct, Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that focuses on three key things that really exemplify Side Project – the Beer we brew, the Barrels we age the beer in and the Time spent in those barrels.
In 2020, when we first released this limited expression of BBT, we noted in the release email that we hoped to release it once again in 2022. Fast forward to now and 2 years of filling Rye barrels and extensive blending sessions, we are excited to once again release Rye BBT to you.
For Rye Beer : Barrel : Time 2022 we finalized a blend which consisted of 2 different recipes, brewed 3 different times and then finished in 3 different barrels for 18 to 42 months. The younger portion represents threads which were brewed right around the 2020 release to become part of this 2022 blend. The much older threads consist of the exact same brew/barrels from the 2020 release, barrels which we held back and allowed an extended aging. The result of this layering focuses this blend more in line with how we blend our BBT releases, with a showcase of our production over time, layering in age and youth in a way that can only come from Time spent in barrel.
Recipes and Blend:
- Derivation Blend #3 recipe aged in Willett 5 year Rye Barrels - 7/23/18 fill date
- Vibes recipe aged in Willett 4 year Rye Barrels - 7/2/20 fill date
- Vibes recipe aged in StilL630 Rye Barrels - 7/28/20 fill date
A note from Cory ***
***The Willett barrels, a continual favorite of mine, bring our "house" Side Project character to these recipes. Willett barrels and our Side Project stouts just plain work - in my opinion. Rich chocolate, dusty mocha, toasted coconut and a subtle rye spice denote the character these barrels present and what we look for in this blend. The younger StilL630 barrels leave a pronounced barrel character and youth which will promote this beer's ability to age, much like the very young barrels used in Derivation Blend #3. Higher levels of toast, a snappier whiskey presence and the tighter oak inhibiting the micro-oxidation of the beer provide their key threads to this blend. These are our two favorite rye barrels we use and I believe that they compliment our brewing and recipes better than any other. Rye BBT represents a blend of our very best from these barrels...
I hope that you enjoy this blend once again as we very much enjoyed blending this for you. I love how a simple, subtle change, like rye barrels instead of bourbon barrels, creates a whole new experience, one that is unique enough to be labeled as its own beer.***
The To-Go Side Project Rye BBT 2022 package consists of:
Side Project Rye Beer : Barrel : Time 2022 / 750ml Bottle
Side Project Bière Blanche Blend #4 / 750ml Bottle
Side Project Pulling Nails Blend #14 / 750ml Bottle
Side Project Coeur de Cuvée Blend #9 / 750ml Bottle
This package will go LIVE on our site Tuesday, June 14th, at 1pm CST. Pick ups will begin Friday, June 17th, in our Brewery Tasting Room. You or your proxy have 3 weeks from Friday, June 17th, to pick up this order. All orders are fulfilled at our Brewery Tasting Room (7458 Manchester Ave.) when we are Open: Friday - Sunday 1-8pm and Monday 3-8pm.
- You must be 21 years old to purchase a Rye BBT package.
- You are only allowed to purchase one package per person.
- Purchases are non-refundable.
Thank you from the entire Side Project team!