Onyx Moonshine Hosts Beer Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tastings

Connecticut whiskey meets Connecticut beer for a second affair this year, as Onyx Moonshine prepares to reveal its beer barrel-aged whiskey at upcoming tasting events.

After Onyx Moonshine's summertime Secret Stash Beer Bash, at which Connecticut breweries showcased beer barrel-aged in the distillery's spent whiskey barrels, Onyx then filled each emptied barrel with whiskey again. The result: 15 different flavor profiles, taking on notes and characteristics of each beer.

Onyx celebrates the opening of these limited-supply barrels at two parties at its speakeasy-style tasting room in East Hartford, held Dec. 13 and 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participating breweries include Outer Light Brewing, Thomas Hooker Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing, Stony Creek Brewery, Half Full Brewery, Still Hill Brewery, Willimantic Brewing Co., Charter Oak Brewing Co., Cold Creek Brewery, City Steam Brewery, Brass Works Brewery, Overshores Brewery, Firefly Hollow Brewery and Thimble Island Brewery.

Tickets are $35 and include whiskey tastings and hors d'oeuvres. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Goodwin College scholarships. Buy tickets here.

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