Cuvee Blend 2017 We make a lot of beer. Some of it experimental, some of it pushes the boundaries of brewing, some of it puts unique twists on traditional styles -- but it’s all a part of who we are. Once a year we step back, take a look at the work we’ve done, and create a special beer that draws from the best of the past 12 months. We call it Cuvee Blend. It’s a nod to the French winemaking tradition, a blend of aged beers from specially selected barrels, each chosen for their unique wood characteristics and blended in endless combinations until our palates are happy. The process is time consuming and meticulous, but we end up with something really special, something that’s more than just the sum of its parts.This year’s Cuvee Blend features a base of imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, a black saison aged in red wine barrels to impart stone fruit undertones, an imperial stout aged in red wine barrels for a touch of tart and tannins, and a dark wheat aged in bourbon barrels for a warm bourbon finish.