Bull & Bush Brewery CBC#1 - Rated by Melissa Cole for Craft Beer Rising Magazine
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#3 - Bull & Bush Brewery CBC #1
Bull & Bush is a brewpub in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. CBC#1 is the first in its unique Colorado Barrel Collective series, where multi-award-winning head brewer Gabe Moline uses barrels donated by liquor stores to age beers. The base beer for this first one is B&B’s Old Ale, which is then placed in Weller Wheated Bourbon barrels to produce a beer that’s like a dessert and drinks trolley mash-up. Fruitcake, Pedro Ximinez sherry and Cointreau dominate the nose, but the initial palate is like warm caramel spiked with Amontillado, then poured over the prune French dessert Far Breton. Then the warmth of the bourbon, laced with vanilla caramel cream, kicks in. Fewer than 1,000 bottles were made.