Beer Geeks Brave Long, Cold Wait for Perennial Artisan Ales's Barrel-Aged Abraxas
|Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales|
"We did the best we could on our end in trying to anticipate how it would go," he adds. "It was kind of an unprecedented thing for us and for St. Louis."
Wymore says that anticipation for the event had been building even before the influential website Beer Advocate awarded Abraxas a perfect 100. Perennial's sales office fielded calls from beer geeks as far afield as Virginia gauging interest in the event.
Wymore notes that though Perennial is not yet two years old, it has already released two editions of Abraxas: "It's one of those beers, it's had a little time to build some buzz. The fact that we got some volume into whiskey barrels is something we're glad we did."
Wymore hopes to double the available volume of Barrel-Aged Abraxas for next year -- and to make the release day even more of an event.