Barrel Aged Honey Porter
ABV: 10.0% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 42
When our friends and neighbors at Brinley shipped us ten of the barrels used to make their Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum from their distillery on St. Kitts, we were given the opportunity to create a beer that would take advantage of wood rather than the other way around. We looked to coax complexity out of the marriage of a barrel’s soul and a brew’s potential, not just to bomb a huge beer with huge flavor. The rum that lives in these barrels for four years integrates its spice to the wood so well that it ends up reminiscent of a Bananas Foster. A sturdy brown honey porter seemed the best host to receive the ghosts from Shipwreck’s old home. We started with a base of deep malts looking for notes of coffee and chocolate, then enhanced them with the floral bouquet of local wildflower honey and the preservative strength of 10% ABV while keeping the body sensible. This was put in the casks to meld with the vanilla, wood, and spice notes, toned down by the oxidative effect of a year in the cellar. Drink Shipwreck Porter because a barrel should be so much more than a depth charge.
Beer Dinner (DIVE!, 1072 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760) Wednesday, October 8 at 7PM. Join us for a 5 course dinner prepared by Chef Kyle Hopfensperger and Sous Chef Daniel Ciambrone paired with Carton beers. Make a reservation today 732-268-7707. Check out the menu on the Facebook event.
End of Elm Tap Takeover (140 Morris St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960) Thursday, October 9. Join us for a tap takeover at End of Elm. We’ll be pouring Boat, 077XX, HopPun, SS2014, Rav, and Harvest 2014. Join the Facebook event!
Kennett Square Brewfest (Downtown Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) Saturday, October 11. We’ll be pouring at the 2014 Kennett Brewfest.
Oyster and Cask Fest (Bierkraft, 191 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York) Saturday, October 11. Come by for oysters and Carton of Milk on cask.
Little Town New Jersey Meet the Brewers Night (Little Town NJ, 310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030) Tuesday, October 14. Come try Rav, 077XX, HopPun, and BDG.
Tavernfest (Historic Allen House, 400 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702) Friday, October 17 at 7pm. To join this evening visit www.monmouthhistory.org. Carton will be pouring all night.
First Annual Beer and Sausage Event (The Farm & Fisherman Tavern, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) Sunday, October 19. $80 includes Petty Island Rum Punch, passed appetizers, and four “piggy courses” paired with Carton and other specially selected beers!
Friends of the Farm (Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Co Monmouth Ave, Navesink, NJ 07752) Sunday, October 19, 4PM to 7PM. The Homestead at Seven Arrows East is hosting Friends of the Farm at Navesink Hook & Ladder. $75 gets farm-fresh bites, Carton brews, and chilled oysters! This is a kid friendly event, kids under 10 are free and kids 10+ are a $25 suggested donation at the door. Get tickets here.
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