Jameson Irish Whiskey has created the initiative ‘Drinking Buddies’ whereby they have chosen 5 American Craft Beer Breweries to produce a special aged beer that is as unique as the city they are based.
The craft breweries chosen by Jameson Irish Whiskey are Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in New York, Deep Ellum Brewing Company in Dallas, Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, and Hilliard’s Beer in Seattle.
Each brewery visited the Jameson Irish Whiskey distillery in Cork, Ireland and were given a used barrel to then go away and create a barrel aged beer which will have distinct Jameson qualities about it.
Jameson Irish Whiskey chose each of the 5 craft breweries as they are as passionate about producing great drinks as the Irish whiskey giants are. Jameson are releasing a video series of the whole encounter which shows the breweries coming to Ireland, meeting their ‘drinking buddies’ and then taking the barrels away with them.
The beers which are to be brewed are Imperial Irish Ale, Trans-Atlantic Red, Local Legend – Jameson Edition, The Smoothness and Jameson Whiskey Barrel Sour.
The growth of craft beer in both the UK and America has been on the increase in recent years with London alone now having over 70 craft and micro breweries. Craft beers range from lagers, pale ales, IPAs, stouts, porters, saisons and more.
Jameson is one of the leading Irish whiskey producers who were originally based in Dublin but now brew their spirit in Cork. The old brewery in Dublin is now a tourist attraction where guests can be walked through the history of Jameson and have a taste of their range.
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