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Barrel-Aged Collection: A Reserve Without Reservations

Sometimes, the moment demands more. Crystal Lake Brewing answers that call by brewing the exceptional barrel-aged beers that make up our Boathouse Reserve series. Each is a bold brew featuring rich aromas of freshly roasted coffee deepened with the flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and molasses, and aged for nearly a year in just-emptied, oak barrels.

Released each year in time for the holidays, these exceptional beers are available in limited quantity at fine liquor stores and restaurants in Northern Illinois. This year's release includes 3 unique beers:

Imperial Stout Aged In Four Roses Bourbon Barrels
Imperial Stout Aged In Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey Barrels
Barleywine Aged In Four Roses Bourbon Barrels

For those who especially look forward to the introduction of the Boathouse Reserve series, we'd like to invite you to the brewery on release day to sample them. Admission is $20 and includes a 5 oz sample of each of the 3 beers and an assortment of light appetizers to complement them. Or choose "The Reserve Package", which includes your admission plus 3 4-packs (one of each) and a limited edition Boathouse Reserve snifter to take home with you after the event.

The event will take place on November 23, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and will be held in the brewery (not the tap room) so space is limited to 120 guests. Please register here to attend.

The Fine Print: This is a 21 and over event. Please bring valid ID for admission and to purchase packaged beers. Limit 3 carry-out packages per guest.