Harpoon Brewery and WhistlePig Rye Whiskey have collaborated to release a German-Style Doppelbock named The Bock Hog. The new brew has been finished in rye whiskey barrels previously used to age Whistlepig Rye Whiskey. The base notes of the Doppelbock include toasted rye, toffee, rum raisin, and cacao, with the Spanish Oak and South American Teakwood barrels adding complexity with top notes like holiday spice, roasted nuts, vanilla, and char, it says. The beverage has an alcohol by volume of 9 percent and is available in single 22-ounce bottles sealed with a wax coating.
Harpoon Brewery, Boston
Distribution: Select markets