Almost a year ago, Mutineer Magazine’s Online Editor Brian Kropf wrote about the first release of Olde Rabbit’s Foot, a bourbon barrel-aged blend of imperial stouts from three North Carolina breweries (Olde Hickory Brewing, The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery and Foothills Brewing).
The three breweries will again meet in the middle of the state at Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for this year’s release of Olde Rabbit’s Foot at 10 a.m. on November 6. The exact bottle amount won’t be known until they bottle the beer this Saturday, but there should be around 1,000 bottles (up from last year’s total of 694). Like last year, there is a four bottle limit per person and the price of a 22 oz. bottle will be $20.
Last year’s version was aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, and it’s rumored that this year’s collaboration will be as well. In addition to the bourbon barrel-aging, Olde Rabbit’s Foot is also brewed with honey and cocoa nibs.
About these breweries:
The Olde Hickory Brewery is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina. Established in 1994 with a seven-barrel converted dairy system, they have since grown and now operate a 25-barrel Price Schonstrom brew house. They produce over two dozen craft beers each year, including year round brews, seasonals and special limited production beers.
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery sold their first beer in 2004 and have been producing fine products our of their Farmville, North Carolina location ever since. As dark beer specialists, they are known for their stouts.
Foothills Brewing is located at 638 West Fourth Street in Winston-Salem, NC. Since 2004 they have been crafting a range of beer styles, represented by their six year-round beers and as many as four seasonals.