M31 Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
October 18, 2023
Building on the reputation and success of our barrel-aged Imperial Stout releases we are excited to share our M31 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Gift Pack for 2023. The new installment of this holiday gift pack will mark the 7th annual release of Wellington Brewery’s award-winning Imperial Stouts.
This unique holiday gift pack is a must-have for stout lovers and the flavoured versions will pique the interest of holiday shoppers looking to share the perfect craft beer gift pack. These highly coveted barrel-aged imperial stouts have won national awards and feature eye-catching packaging design.
A special imperial stout brewed once a year and aged in bourbon barrels that features notes of bourbon, chocolate, and toasted walnuts on the nose. This decadent full-bodied stout has smoke and butterscotch on the initial taste and finishes with caramel and rich chocolate flavours.
Mexican-style hot chocolate spices including cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, and spicy chillies give this M31 bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout a perfect blend of sweetness and spice on top of the rich smoky bourbon character.
A fresh and unique take on our M31 Imperial Stout features lemon and blueberry flavours. This one-of-a-kind imperial stout is reminiscent of chocolate covered blueberries with rich cocoa and coffee notes along with a fresh lemon-citrus hit on the finish.
These sought after barrel-aged imperial stouts are available as a limited edition gift pack that includes a can of each beer alongside a M31 tumbler glass which is available from our brewery and at select LCBO stores across Ontario.
Single cans of each beer will also are available from our brewery both in-store and online.
Curious about where the M31 name comes from? The Andromeda galaxy also known as M31 is the nearest large galaxy to the milky way. Visible to the naked eye on moonless nights this vast galaxy is estimated to contain one trillion stars and is on a collision course with our own Milky Way galaxy. While we’ve luckily got about 4 billion years until this happens we can look into the night sky and marvel at the wonders that light up the sky just beyond our galaxy.
And don’t forget that these bourbon barrel-aged beers are robust and can be cellared for future enjoyment. Cheers!