Black Abbey Co-founders Carl Meier and John Owen will join Jameson Irish Whiskey at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Oct. 3-5.
At the event three specialty Black Abbey beers aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey barrels will be available.
The first, called Lorica, is a Belgian dubbel style named after an ancient Gaelic prayer attributed to Saint Patrick. The second, Hidden Cornerstone is a Belgian-style tripel, cold-aged for six months in Jameson barrels, blending balanced oak, vanilla and malt sweetness. The third, Old 95 is an English-style old ale.
“We are thrilled to have been selected by Jameson, and to represent Nashville and Tennessee in this endeavor,” said Meier, who is currently featured in a video on Jameson’s website, according to the release. “It’s an honor to showcase our team and our neighborhood at the nation’s premier craft beer
celebration — and even more so, knowing we’ll be doing it alongside the world’s biggest Irish whiskey
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 12, all three beers will be available at the brewery taproom (Fellowship Hall) located at 2952 Sidco Dr. in South Davidson County’s Berry Hill. It will also be featured on taps at dozens of restaurants, bars and wherever craft beer is sold throughout Greater Nashville.
Black Abbey will begin offering all three beers in limited-release four-packs of cans available at the brewery beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 12. Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio, will be on hand for a live broadcast from noon to 2pm. Special events are being planned in the Memphis and Knoxville regions as well.
In 2017, Jameson, The Black Abbey Brewing Co. and 15 other U.S. craft breweries teamed to create barrel-aged beers. Black Abbey is one of just 22 U.S. breweries that Jameson has chosen as partners for this year’s event.
Jameson whiskey is produced by the Irish Distillers subsidiary of Pernod Ricard.