Annual Special Release

  • 2018 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine “Wan-Wu”

    • ABV: 10.4%
    • IBU: 65
    • OG: 1.115
    • FG: 330 ml
    • Color: Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast
    • Grains: Taiwan
    • Yeast: Barley Wine

    ” A symphony must be like the world, it must contain everything” – Gustav Mahler.

    At Head Brewers, we believe every beer should be like a symphony that reflects the imagination and the reality. “Wan-Wu” (meaning “Everything”) is an English barleywine aged in Kentucky’s Heaven Hill bourbon barrels and has rich flavors of vanilla, caramel, and coconut. This beer is our take on Mahler’s No.3 Symphony showcasing the balance between each component in beer-making.

  • 2018 Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout “Ni-Lu”

    • ABV: 8.8%
    • IBU: 55
    • OG: 1.088
    • FG: 330 ml
    • Color: Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast
    • Grains: Taiwan
    • Yeast: Imperial Stout

    “Ni-Lu” (meaning “Guest-house”) is our annual special release of Imperial Stout aged in brandy barrels from Guild Wineries and Distilleries in California. This beer was inspired by Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Also sprach Zarathustra,” and is full of fruity, vanilla, chocolate, and dried fruit flavors. Welcome to our guest house, Freunde.