For the 3rd year in a row, Wellington Brewery will be releasing a new edition of their award-winning UVB-76 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts. The 2019 installment adds a unique twist on the series by splitting the beer into both Bourbon and Cognac barrels for aging. This years release will feature 4 unique barrel-aged variations including two straight barrel-aged versions and two flavoured selections:
UVB-76 Dasha – Cognac Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
UVB-76 Maksim – Cognac Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Toasted Coconut, Bitter Orange, and Dried Cherries
UVB-76 Roman – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
UVB-76 Elena – Bourbon Barrel-Aged w/ Chocolate and Mint
Each of these limited edition Imperial Stouts clock in at 11.9% ABV and will be available exclusively in 355ml short cans from the brewery and online for $5.95 per can and $21.95 for the mix 4-pack (including tax & deposit).
UVB-76 is available now for online pre-sale with cans shipping across Ontario on Wednesday November 6th. The official release will be on Saturday November 9th with a special UVB-Day launch party from 12-4pm at the brewery which will include food pairings and 12 exclusive UVB-76 variations to sample.
The UVB-76 Imperial Stout name and artwork were inspired by a mysterious Russian shortwave radio station of the same name, which has been broadcasting continuously at 4625 kHz since 1973. The recipes have been created and brewed by Jeff Wilson and the cans feature artwork by Gordon Auld.
This 2019 release follows two recent Gold Medals for UVB-76 at the Ontario Brewing Awards including: 2019 Gold Medal for UVB-76 Nikita (Wood Beer) and 2018 Gold Medal for UVB-76 (Barrel Aged Whisky).
More details about the UVB-76 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts can be found here.