Like most whiskey aficionados, we also love a great beer. And in particular we became very fond of barrel aged beers, which from time to time had been aged in our whiskey barrels! So, we decided to have some fun and make our own beer. We partnered with a great brewery (the Beltway Brewing Co. in Sterling, VA) and began "working" with their master brewer to create a unique recipe with a flavor profile that would develop best in barrels that previously held our award winning James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey. No more than 30 days after our whiskey barrels are dumped in Kentucky, they are at the brewery being filled with beer. This ensures that every batch gets a big, boozy Rye whiskey finish and notes of toffee, chocolate, oak & vanilla.