Craft beer trends: Collaboration and barrel-aging

The Boston Beer Company is a great barometer for what’s happening with the craft beer market, so the announcement of the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection is great news for beer fans.

The limited-edition brews are aged in barrels that go back to when the makers of Sam Adams first began experimenting with the process 16 years ago. Barrel aging — a burgeoning trend in craft brewing — offers brewers the opportunity to infuse a richness of flavor such as fruit or smoky overtones, depending on the wood used for the barrel and what else is added to the mixture.

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