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Barrel Aging Basics and Tasting Classes


From the Zymurgy Facebook page:


In collaboration with Brewery Nonic


Join us for one or both Barrel-Aging classes led by head brewer Jonathan Christiansen of Zymurgy Brewing Co, graduate of Siebel Institute's World Brewing Academy and steward of one of the region's most active craft barre-aging programs.


Each class includes a short lecture on different topics such as sour beers, big beers, bier de garde, best practices and more tba, followed by special tastings of multiple styles and exclusive pulls straight from the barrel. As an added bonus: tap & to-go deals for all attendees during and after the class.


Private event, taproom closed to the public during class until 2pm.


Class 1, January 22 Short lecture, Q&A

Flight samples and information on the following Barrel-Aged Zymurgy offerings:

Brewers Reserve #3. A blend of 3 sour ales

Brewers Reserve #4. Traditional Sour Ale with Pomegranate and Cherry

Talisman 2022 Barleywine. English Barleywine 15% abv, aged in Rye Barrels 12 months

Unfinished Marzanna 2023 RIS. Sample thieved in real time straight from the barrel

Vanilla Marzanna 2022 RIS. Russian Imperial Stout, 17.2% abv, aged on Madagascar & Mexican vanilla beans in bourbon barrels for 20 months

Marzanna 2022 RIS. Non-flavored 17.2% RIS aged 20 months in bourbon barrels


Class 2, February 5 Short lecture, Q&A - with Ryan Verdon of Brewery Nonic

Flight samples and information on the following Barrel-Aged Zymurgy offerings:

Unfinished Talisman 2023 English Barleywine. Sample thieved straight from the barrel

Talisman 2022 English Barleywine. Barleywine 15% abv, aged in Rye Barrels 12 months

Infused Talisman 2022 English Barleywine. Barleywine 15% abv, aged in Rye Barrels 12 months infused with vanilla, coconut)

Marzanna 2022 RIS. Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout 17.2% abv, sent through Scatterbrain coffee randall

Flight samples and information on the following Barrel-Aged Nonic offerings:

Oxblood: Belgian-style Red ale aged in pinot noir wine barrels and fermented with Buckwheat honey.

Barrel-Aged Storm Crow. Maple bourbon barrel aged sweet potato porter

Each class $40 presale only. Purchase both classes for $70 total.


Tickets can be found here.

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