Friday Beer: Woodstock Brewery Sugarman

We’re back into the winter warmers here on Barley&Hops! We had hoped to get this up last week however the guys at Woodstock were still frantically trying to get the packaging 100%. Specifically the really nice wax seal. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, the Woodstock Brewery Sugarman is a beautifully bottled beer. And so, this will be the second Friday Beer featured on Barley&Hops from Murray and Dylan at Woodstock.

Woodstock Brewery Sugarman

The Woodstock Sugarman is a Barrel Aged Belgian Quad, and, unlike the Mr Brownstone we featured a few weeks ago, it is not a seasonal beer. Because of the time involved in making the Sugarman it is currently the only beer in the breweries “Specialty” brews. As it is a specialty beer it comes in a 330ml rather than Woodstocks standard 440ml. At 10% you really only need 330ml.

A Belgian Quad, as described by BeerAdvocate is:

Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, a Quadrupel is a Belgian style ale of great strength with bolder flavor compared to its Dubbel and Tripel sister styles. Typically a dark creation that ranges within the deep red, brown and garnet hues. Full bodied with a rich malty palate.

We dropped a mail to Woodstock’s Head Brewer Murray to find out a little bit more about the brewing process. They went through fermentation before transferring it into red wine barrels. Once in the barrels they were left for 6 months to condition. The outcome is what we have here. Murray also let us know that they left some Sugarman in a barrel and added cherry, blackcurrant and raspberry to it. Another 6 months later and they will have a very limited batch of SugarDADDY.

So, Murray’s advice, get yourself 2 bottles of the Woodstock Brewery Sugarman while it is around. Enjoy one now and push the other to the back of your cupboard for a few months or for as long as you can hold out (he reckons it would be good for two years).┬áBe sure to follow Woodstock on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If there is a beer you feel deserves some extra recognition please don’t hesitate to get hold of us and we can contact the brewery.


3 replies on “ Friday Beer: Woodstock Brewery Sugarman ”
  1. Sounds absolutely awesome so how on earth can a pleb like me living in the outback of the North West province get hold of some?

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