Lock, Stock and Barrel
Woodcut No. 2 Oak Aged Golden Ale
The beer has spoken. With a nice “pop” of the cork, Woodcut No. 2 revealed it is ready to be enjoyed.
On June 1st, 2009, Odell Brewing will officially release Woodcut No. 2. The oak aged golden ale was brewed on the brewery’s pilot brewing system. It aged for several months in virgin oak barrels, and then bottle conditioned in cork finish, 750 ml bottles.
The release of the ale was pushed back to allow the beer time to fully carbonate. Odell Brewing’s head of production, Brendan McGivney, had this to say about the delay, “Each Woodcut beer, being truly one of a kind, will behave differently than the last and the intricacies of each offering will not always cooperate with our projected timeline. However, we take great pride in making sure the beer is perfect before we serve it to our customers.”
On May 30, 2009, the brewery will preview the beer at SAVOR: an American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Presented by the Brewers Association, this sold out Washington, D.C. event will highlight the sensory delights of beer for over 1,700 beer enthusiasts in attendance.
“SAVOR has become the most popular and respected beer and food pairing event in the U.S., thanks in part to the participation of many of America’s most innovative and famous brewers and their owners,” said Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association. “The demand for beer and food pairing events and craft beer in general is growing, a fact underscored by SAVOR selling out an incredible eight weeks prior to the May 30 event.”
Hand signed and numbered bottles of Woodcut No. 2 will be available for a
suggested purchase price of $24.99.
Odell Brewing is a proud sponsor of the Cicerone Certification program and an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2008 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Double Pilsner, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat, bronze medal for Extra Special Red. 2007 Stockholm International Beer Festival – bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2007 Australian International Beer Awards – silver medal for 90 Shilling, silver medal for Cutthroat Porter, silver medal for Easy Street Wheat and bronze medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale.