Ballantine Beer Leaderboard
Denver Mobile below nav

Wynkoop Brewery and Moe's Pair Up for a Quad

B.B.Q.

The Wynkoop Brewery and Moe’s Original restaurants have teamed up to create a beer served exclusively at Colorado area Moe’s. The Moe’s Original B.B.Q. is now on tap and this beer is smokin’.

Moe’s Original is Colorado’s, by way of Alabama, own home-grown BBQ joint offering the best smoked meats around town. And what goes best to wash down all that meat? Beer, of course, but not just any beer. The gang at Wynkoop worked with the guys at Moe’s to create a brew that brings the best of Alabama and Colorado together. The Bourbon Barrel Quadrupel (B.B.Q.) is made with pit-smoked rock sugar from Moe’s and aged in bourbon barrels at the Wynkoop.

Moe’s smoked rock sugar over applewood in a smoker for almost five hours. Then the sugar was used in a new Belgian quad featuring yeast from the Westmalle Trappist brewery in Belgium. The new beer was then blended with an existing quad the Wynkoop had already been aging in a cellar for several years. The result is a big Belgian quad that packs an 11% ABV.

This dark brown beer has a frothy head and chocolaty scent. The texture is light, not creamy like expected, and the taste has hints of chocolate, caramel and raisin, but what all drinkers will notice is the bourbon bite at the finish. The bite is not overwhelming, just enough to remind drinkers of the bourbon barrels used in the aging. According to the Wynkoop, the Quad is “typically the strongest and richest type of beer made by Trappist Monks.” The brewery also says that by having Moe’s smoke the sugar, it allowed the brewers to boost the alcohol content of the beer. They weren’t kidding.

The B.B.Q. will pair well with any of Moe’s smoked meats, everything from pork loin to chicken wings. We paired it with the sandwich of the day at the Lakewood/Bear Creek Moe’s, pulled pork with sides of baked beans and spicy Cajon chips. Beer, Bourbon and BBQ go together well. Shannon Berner of the Wynkoop says that the beer is currently available at both Boulder locations, Lakewood and Englewood restaurants and will soon be available at the Denver locations. Enjoy this beer while it lasts. 

Recent Articles
Get Your Drink On with These Beer Themed Halloween Costumes
Beer Review: Valar Morghulis, the Latest 'Game of Thrones' Inspired Release from Brewery Ommegang
BARTRENDr App Causes Quite a Stir with Marketing Campaign
spacer
2 Gingers Below Features
From Around The Web

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
BARTRENDr App Causes Quite a Stir with Marketing Campaign

BARTRENDr App Causes Quite a Stir with Marketing Campaign

There's a new app making waves in the booze world, and not necessarily for its functionality. ...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Oct 20, 2014
Denver's Bartenders Duke It Out at Hard Rock's BARocker Competition

Denver's Bartenders Duke It Out at Hard Rock's BARocker Competition

Cheer on your favorite BARockers as they pour, twirl, flip and flair. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Oct 20, 2014
Mon
Oct 27
Thu
Oct 30
Fri
Oct 31
The Bark Bar 
SPONSORED
Drink Denver mobile rectangle
5 Spooky Cocktails for Your Halloween Party

5 Spooky Cocktails for Your Halloween Party

These devilish drinks are to die for. ...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Oct 17, 2014
Beer Review: Ballantine India Pale Ale

Beer Review: Ballantine India Pale Ale

Arguably the first truly American expression of the India Pale Ale style, Ballantine's legendary IPA is back for the first time in decades ...read more ›

by Collin Keefe Oct 13, 2014
Beer Review: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project's Surette

Beer Review: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project's Surette

If you're looking for a mouth-puckering brew, Surette won't disappoint. ...read more ›

by Nathan Solheim Oct 13, 2014
Denver Brewery Guide: Boulder

Denver Brewery Guide: Boulder

Here are eight breweries in the "Republic of Beer" you don't want to miss....read more ›

by Nathan Solheim Apr 23, 2013
7 Tips for a Safer Girls' Night Out

7 Tips for a Safer Girls' Night Out

Going out in the city should be fun for everyone. Here's a few tips to keep you and your friends safe and having fun this fall....read more ›

by Jessica Klein Oct 13, 2014
Colorado Roadtrip: Where to Drink in Salida

Colorado Roadtrip: Where to Drink in Salida

Here are some places where you can "DrinkSalida"...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Oct 13, 2014
The Bark Bar is Hosting a Fundraising Party, Oct. 18

The Bark Bar is Hosting a Fundraising Party, Oct. 18

The Bark Bar is the first of its kind in Denver. However, when something is new, there can be growing pains. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Oct 13, 2014
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Like us on Facebook!

Close