Four Roses Distillery releases Brooklyn Black Ops third edition

Four Roses Brooklyn Black Ops

The limited-release collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Four Roses is back, aging the beer in small batch Bourbon barrels

Bringing together Bourbon lovers and beer fans, Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery has announced the release of the 2021 edition of Brooklyn Black Ops.

The limited-release beer from New York’s Brooklyn Brewery was aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Barrels, all selected by the latter’s master distiller Brent Elliott. This third vintage of Brooklyn Black Ops is beginning to appear on shelves from late October, at an ABV of 12.9%. The Russian Imperial Stout is the first of the three releases to be canned, sold in 16-ounce four-packs.

“The depth and complexity of Brooklyn Black Ops remains as unique as ever,” said Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver. “Like Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon itself, this beer delivers many layers of oak, malt and fruit flavors and is a perfect pairing for many desserts.”

2021 Brooklyn Black Ops is the third edition aged in Four Roses barrels resulting from the partnership which began in 2019 due to a long-time friendship between Oliver and Four Roses COO and director of operations Ryan Ashley. 

“We’re proud to again partner with Brooklyn Brewery on this much-anticipated annual release,” Elliott said. “We really wanted the unique characteristics of Four Roses Small Batch to shine through and aging this iteration of Black Ops in the used barrels produced a beer with the perfect hint of bourbon character and a very smooth finish.”

2021 Brooklyn Black Ops is available in very limited quantities wherever Brooklyn Brewery is available, beginning now. Approximately 4,000 cases will be sold in the United States with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

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