Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Big Rock Brewery Inc.
Big Rock Brewery Ltd. Partnership

December 03, 2014 12:54 ET

Roll Out the Barrel

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2014) - Big Rock Brewery Inc. ("Big Rock") (TSX:BR) is pleased to announce our Barrel Aged Edition Ales (Cognac, Sherry and Bourbon) are ready to roll out… just in time for your holiday gift giving.

In our quest to brew deliberately different beers, this one ranks at the top in effort and creativity. Big Rock procured rare oak barrels from as far away as Spain for this offering. Not your typical oak barrels, the ones sourced for these ales were originally used to age the finest Cognac's, Sherry's and Bourbons. For this adventure, we would be inviting their magic into our delightfully original and unorthodox ales.

Every sensation found in a glass of these unique beers has its origins in the decisions of our Brewmaster, Paul Gautreau. "I've never worked with oak barrels of any type before, so this was a new adventure for us" said Gautreau, who is thrilled with the results. These are big flavourful beers that offer sophisticated tones of bourbon, wine and oak.

Bourbon - A rich, full-bodied beer featuring layers of bourbon and caramel, with an oakiness to the brew and a nice alcohol warmth (ABV 11.00%)

Sherry - The warmth of the Sherry barrels present in the flavour. This beer is malty with a subtle dryness from the Sherry.

Cognac - Cognac is King! It's all about the oakiness of the barrels and the complex flavours from the cognac.

Our Barrel Aged Edition Ales are available in a 3 bottle gift pack for a very limited time in Alberta only. To find out where, go to or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for all the latest updates.

About Big Rock Brewery Inc.

Big Rock Brewery Inc. - headquartered in Calgary, Alberta - produces premium, all-natural craft beers. As Canada's leading craft brewer, Big Rock boasts a family of exceptional ales and lagers, Rock Creek Cider®, an ongoing selection of seasonal beers released through the Brewmaster's Limited Edition and cutting-edge, small-batch brews released through the Alchemist Edition. Big Rock products are sold in nine provinces and two territories in Canada, and are also available in the Republic of Korea. For more information on Big Rock Brewery visit

Contact Information

  • Big Rock Brewery Inc.
    Susanne Fox
    Communications/Public Relations Specialist
    Phone: 403.203-3745