New Holland Brewing Unveils the Much-Awaited Barrel Bash 2023
New Holland Brewing Co. is gearing up for its sixth annual Barrel Bash, a ten-day extravaganza that’s sure to delight beer and spirits enthusiasts. This year, the celebration extends across multiple locations, including the brewpubs in Holland, Grand Rapids, South Haven, Saugatuck, and, for the first time, the Battle Creek brewpub. Running from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 26, Barrel Bash promises a dynamic showcase of New Holland’s prowess as the nation’s largest barrel-aged brewer.
New Holland has a rich tradition of wood-aged beer, and it consistently delivers premium craft beer and spirits throughout the year. Their flagship offering, Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout, holds the title of the #1 Stout in the U.S. by volume. Moreover, the Dragon’s Milk Origin Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey recently garnered top honors, being awarded “Best of Class – Whiskey” at the American Distilling Institute (ADI) International Spirits Competition and crowned “World’s Best Bourbon” by Forbes Magazine.
“Barrel aging is at the heart of what we do at New Holland,” says Brad Kamphuis, head distiller at New Holland. “This 10-day event is a celebration for the fans, and we are thrilled to showcase some of our favorite barrel-aged beers and spirits.”
The stars of this year’s Barrel Bash include the highly anticipated release of Origin Toasted Barrel Bourbon and various vintage Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash editions. Dragon’s Milk Origin Toasted Barrel is the most eagerly awaited whiskey release to date. New Holland’s distilling team meticulously selects barrels of Origin Small Batch Bourbon and finishes them in lightly toasted oak barrels, resulting in an amplified flavor profile. This exclusive whiskey will make its debut on Saturday, November 18th, when doors open at New Holland Brewpubs and Tasting Rooms.
Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash, a much-anticipated barrel-aged stout with an annual release, has been aged for over a year in bourbon barrels and boasts an impressive +17% ABV. These exceptional offerings are a testament to New Holland’s commitment to craftsmanship and innovation, making Barrel Bash a must-visit event for anyone with a palate for extraordinary brews and spirits. Join the festivities and savor the distinctive flavors of New Holland Brewing Co.’s barrel-aged creations during this ten-day celebration.