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November 4, 2021

BBIS Variants Release / International Stout Day 2021

’Tis the season for Stouts, and we have some more special ones coming your way THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4th as we celebrate International Stout Day at the Taproom beginning at 4pm.


Today is International Stout Day and we’re celebrating by dropping our two BBIS Variants for 2021! This year we have a very special single-barrel BBIS we affectionately call BARREL 7 alongside returning favorite BBIS DOUBLE BARREL.

SALES GO LIVE AT 4PM ONLINE AT REUBENSBREWS.COM/SHOP: Barrel 7 bottles are ONLINE ONLY due to the extremely limited run (this is a single bourbon barrel, after all) and Double Barrel is available Online and In-person at our Taproom while supplies last. NOTE: *Orders exceeding the stated limits risk having their entire order cancelled.*

We’ll also have a very special lineup of past BBIS variant releases on tap and some other goodies from the cellar available in our to-go fridges, so be sure to swing by today after 4pm to taste some BBIS history.


BBIS Barrel 7 is a single-barrel selection of our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout featuring oats and British specialty grains. This beer is exclusively released when exceptional single barrels present themselves during our annual BBIS blending. Enjoy this unique expression of our BBIS just as our brewers do.

Barrel #384 is the chosen barrel for this year’s Barrel 7 release, a 12yr Heaven Hill bourbon barrel. The base beer was brewed in January 2020 before going in to barrel 384 in February 2020. After 18 months in this special barrel, this BBIS Barrel 7 was bottled in October 2021.

Limit of 1 bottle per person.


Beginning with the 2021 vintage BBIS imperial stout we age the beer a second time in fresh bourbon barrels. 2021 BBIS (Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout) is a blend of imperial stout aged 12-, 18-, and 24-months in Heaven Hills barrels that previously held bourbon for 7 to 12 years. This year’s blend contains more than 60% of 18 month-aged barrels, making this one of the longest-aged BBIS releases yet. The older barrels in this blend lend extra notes of vanilla and bakers chocolate to the decadent milk chocolate, coffee, and licorice notes common to all BBIS releases.

A nose of rich and decadent vanilla and oak. Body is full of warming bourbon spice, with a honey sweetness and dry finish. The second barrel treatment ups the barrel flavors of vanilla and oak, as well as raising the final ABV to 16%.

Limit of 4 bottles per person.

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