The first appearance of this beer was from a single barrel, aged at our previous brewery site and released in keg back for Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Since then, Bearded Lady Dessert Edition has only been produced once or twice since in small quantity and only seen at special events and on rare occasions in our Taproom.
We had originally intended to release a canned version last year, up to the point where we had the labels ready for packaging, but unfortunately the batch became infected and we had the heart breaking task of pouring 1000+ litres down the drain.
Not to be beaten, we re-brewed the beer and imported a beautiful batch of Woodford Reserve barrels direct from the distillery for it to rest in. The 25 barrels were filled and sat in the tap room for three months ageing before receiving doses of vanilla, cacao nibs and cinnamon, then rested in barrel for a further three months.
Brewed in England.
Inspired by local brewing traditions and the vibrant US craft beer scene, Magic Rock Brewing is the culmination of a lifelong passion for beer. Richard Burhouse (aided by head brewer Stuart Ross) started the brewery in 2011 in an old out-building of the family business (an importer of crystals and natural gifts) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Alongside a distinctive core range we produce an ever changing line up of idiosyncratic beers with an innovative quality driven approach. Our ‘Same but Different’ beers are packed with intense yet approachable flavours which will challenge and inspire, but above all remain balanced and drinkable.