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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Announcing Oggi’s Exclusive Oak Barrel Aged Beer Program

barrellogoOggi’s Restaurants are pleased to announce their new exclusive oak barrel aged beer program to debut at all Oggi’s stores by this summer.  Oggi’s is aging select beers in custom made American Oak Whiskey and Bourbon style barrels for up to 6 months.  During that process we expect the beer to pick up oaky, smoky vanilla, caramel and toffee flavors.  The beers that will be aged will rotate out of each store approximately every 3 months with exclusive beers including McGarvey’s Scottish Ale, Black Magic Stout, Double Up Double IPA and our famous Torrey Pines IPA.

Oak provides flavor and aromatic support to the beer, while adding richer, fuller impressions and complexity.  On the nose, oak’s primary influences tend to accentuate aromas that center around the spice rack, with clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and “allspice” being common aromas derived from a beer’s time spent in oak.  On the palate, oak’s influence turns towards the rich flavors of caramel, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, smoke, tea, mocha and toffee.

These gourmets, barrel aged beers are exclusive to Oggi’s Restaurants and join their other National and International medal winning beers at each location.  They will be offered in special 13 ounce glasses and are targeted towards wine lovers as support for the general “winefication” that is taking place in the craft beer industry.  For additional information on these gourmet beer offerings please contact Tommy Hadjis General Manager at Left Coast Brewing Company.

Oggi’s is a Sports themed Brewhouse with a primary focus of serving the best pizza in town.  With locations throughout Southern California and Arizona, come visit one today.  For the location nearest you, please visit our website at

Oggi’s, the great getting-together place.

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