Best Gift For A Beer Lover: Taking Home A Cigar City Brewery Barrel

I have to say that I have a pretty amazing girlfriend. Last week, she told me that she had a surprise for me. She ended up taking me to Cigar City Brewing. That alone would’ve been enough to make me happy, but when walked in, I found out what the real surprise was.

She had bought me a whiskey barrel that Cigar City had used to age beer. This particular barrel was used to brew a version of their milk porter. They sell the barrels afterwards because after aging the beer, most of the whiskey flavor is drained out.

They suggest that a home brewer could use them to age their own brews. However, I will probably transform the barrel into a table (my apartment is starting to look a lot like a brewery) or a kegorator.



I'm a former coffee blogger, but I’ve been getting to know some really good craft beers and really getting into home brewing. I couldn’t resist starting this little project called Passion For The Pint. When I’m not blogging about coffee or beer, you can find me exploring New Orleans’ wide range of eateries, rooting for the New York Yankees (don’t hate me, I’m originally from New York), working out to burn off the beer calories or reading about beer.

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