What’s Brewing: Celebrate a year of Rip Rap Brewing with a barrel-aged bottle release

If you can believe it, Rip Rap Brewing is coming up on its first anniversary of being

The scotch beer was barrel-aged. (Photo courtesy of Rip Rap Brewing)

The scotch beer was barrel-aged. (Photo courtesy of Rip Rap Brewing)

open in Norfolk. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?

The crew over at Rip Rap must be having a really good time because they are releasing bottles for the first time Saturday.

The Shakedown Scotch Ale was one of the brewery’s first four beers on tap, so for its first anniversary, Rip Rap is releasing a barrel-aged version of it.

The beer was aged in bourbon barrels from Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery, co-owner ‘Liam Bell tells me.

A few other batches are in barrels for other small batch projects, but those plans are under wraps for now. There are also plans to start canning some time in the future, he said.

Pick up a bottle at the brewery Saturday between 12 and 8 p.m and keep an eye out for block party anniversary plans to come. The actual anniversary is April 29, and that’s when the party will be.

A few other releases this weekend: 

From O’Connor Brewing Co., Little S.I.P.A., a session IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin Hops from New Zealand. It has 2-row pale malt, honey malt and flaked rye. (Saturday)

From Young Veterans Brewing Co. Goat Locker Breakfast Stout is back in bottles for a limited time.

Bold Mariner Brewing Co. released a peanut butter marshmallow stout Thursday.

Virginia Beer Company has two small-batch recipes coming out: People Watching Pils, the brewery’s first lager, and Windfall, an experimental IPA dry-hopped with Azacca and Citra hops. (Friday)





Author: Robyn Sidersky

Robyn Sidersky writes about Virginia Beach news and beer. She writes a beer column called "Did Somebody Say Beer?'' for the Virginia Beach Beacon.

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