1. Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel, New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI
Dragon's Milk has long been a mainstay in the beer-nerd-favorite barrel-aged imperial stout category. Try to follow along: New Holland has barrels in which they age whiskey. They then pull that whiskey out and age imperial stout in there. Then, they pull the stout out, bottle that and put the whiskey back in. It's a merry-go-round that produces both a beer and a Beer Barrel Bourbon. This variation sees the chocolatey 11% beer aged in rum barrels with coconut instead. Rum barrels tend to add a brighter, fruitier note and this will be an intriguing offering for those longing for a memory of summer as the seasons change.