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. 


Tags: Beer, Food
Recent Articles
spacer

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:
 
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

If you're the kind of alcoholic who needs to have booze on your person at all times, Groupon has just the product for you: prosecco-flavored nail poli...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Mar 22, 2017
The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

A recent IndieGoGo campaign has resulted in a coffee table with everything you could want: the Sobro Refrigera...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 22, 2017
Sat
Mar 25
National Western Stock Show Complex 
Sun
Mar 26
Mon
Mar 27
SPONSORED
Denver Road Trips: Enjoy a Breckenridge Bar Crawl Year Around

Denver Road Trips: Enjoy a Breckenridge Bar Crawl Year Around

After hitting the slopes with or without snow, take a Breckenridge Bar Crawl on Main Street....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Mar 21, 2017
Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Soon, you'll be able to enjoy cold brew coffee with the alcohol percentage of a strong beer with Bad Larry's Cold Hard Coffee. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 17, 2017
Where to Drink for Colorado Craft Beer Week, March 18-25

Where to Drink for Colorado Craft Beer Week, March 18-25

Here is a roundup of just a few of the fun beery things happening this week. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Mar 17, 2017
Budweiser Wants to Be the First Beer Consumed on Mars

Budweiser Wants to Be the First Beer Consumed on Mars

In what is undoubtedly the company's latest publicity stunt, Budweiser announced Saturday, March 11 at SXSW in Austin, Texas that they are looking int...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 16, 2017
BrewDog's Latest Project is a Crowdfunded Craft Beer Hotel

BrewDog's Latest Project is a Crowdfunded Craft Beer Hotel

The publicly owned Scottish brewery announced their plans to crowdfund a craft beer hotel, called the "Dog House" via Indiegogo less than week ago. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 8, 2017
Broken Rice Opens in Denver

Broken Rice Opens in Denver

Broken Rice serves traditional Pho, Banh Mi sandwiches, and craft cocktails....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Mar 7, 2017
Appleton Estate Celebrates 20 Years with Joy Spence

Appleton Estate Celebrates 20 Years with Joy Spence

Appleton Estate, the Jamaican rum label, is celebrating 20 years with its master distiller Joy Spence this year....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 7, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close