Join us in Driftwood for a very special holiday event to sample through three release years of our crowd-favorite winter release: Fireside Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout! Inspired by our short and sweet Texas winter, we’ve created a small batch stout to keep you warm around the fire pit.
We’ll welcome you with a pour of Dark Skies Black Pilsner before joining your guide, Vista's Co-Founder Kent Killough, inside the brewery and barrel house. The Vista team will talk through how we make our annual Fireside release as you sample through three years of Fireside, each aged in a different local Texas whiskey barrel.
- 2021 aged in Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon barrels
- 2022 aged in Still Austin Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels
- Barrel Tasting of next year’s Fireside in Milam & Greene barrels
Small bites from the Vista Grill will accompany your tasting. We encourage you to stay for dinner after the one hour experience. The inside of our Tasting Room is cozy warm — or gather round the fire pit!
Vista bottles to-go will be 20% off for ticket holders.
Fireside — Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
COCOA • MOLASSES • MASHMALLOW • 11.2 % abv
This rich winter brew pours black as night with aromas of cocoa powder, pecan, marshmallow and whiskey. The first sip evokes s’mores, followed full bodied dark chocolate and a whiskey finish.
For the 2022 release, we aged this small batch in freshly-dumped Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels from Still Austin. The chocolate and roasted malt base marries up with Still Austin’s bourbon made with 100% Texas-grown corn, rye and barley.