Hickory – Olde Hickory Brewery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, over a quarter-century of brewing excellence, with a special limited release of Omega Point. OHB blended many barrels of award-winning barleywines to create their second release of Omega Point.
Head brewer and co-owner Steven Lyerly said, “This is a very special beer. The oldest beer in the blend is nine years old, and the youngest is three years old. It is a blend of Bourbon, Brandy, Burgundy, and Sauterne barrels. Although this is the second release of Omega Point, this one was a very different process and was created by palate.”
Olde Hickory Brewery’s 25th Anniversary was actually in 2020. However, Lyerly said they wanted to wait to celebrate with everyone and share this special release when things opened back up.
This limited release of Omega Point will only be available for purchase on Saturday, June 26th, at Olde Hickory Brewery, located at 2 3rd St SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Sales will begin at 9 am, and it is a cash-only event. The limit is one case, 24 bottles, per person and the cost is $10 per 12 ounce bottle. Omega Point is a complex combination of barleywines with 11.7% ABV.
OHB has also recently released some other very special beers.
Oakwood is a special limited release celebrating Hickory’s heritage. It is an Imperial Stout brewed with Honey and Port Wine barrel-aged. Oakwood is only available in bottle and on draft at Olde Hickory Tap Room, Olde Hickory Station, and Amos Howards Restaurant & Brew Pub.
Shere Khan is a blend of barrel-aged Redeemer Imperial IPA. A third was aged for 36 months in Bourbon Whiskey barrels, one third in Rye Whiskey barrels, and one third in Gin barrels, each aged for 24 months. Shere Khan is available at restaurants, bottle shops, and stores.
Other recent releases are their annual Summer Ale and
Photon Sphere. Photon Sphere is a Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout made with cacao, habanero peppers, cinnamon,
and vanilla. When asked if it was spicy, Lyerly laughed and said that “it has a little heat to it.” Summer Ale is brewed with coriander and orange zest. Both are available at restaurants, stores, and bottle shops.
OHB will also be releasing several new
beers in a couple of weeks, just in time for our 4th of July celebrations, stay tuned. For more information about Olde Hickory Brewery and available beers, please visit the website at www.oldehickorybrewery.com.
Omega Point will only be sold at the brewery on Sat., June 26th.