One of the hottest trends in the world of craft brewing is aging beer—specifically porters and stouts—in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels. But the marriage of these alcohols isn’t limited to flavoring beer.
Instead of aging whiskies in sherry butts or bourbon barrels, specialists are aging whiskey in beer barrels. Some distilleries are even using ingredients usually associated with beer, like hops, to create unique whiskies perfectly suited for beer fanatics (and whiskey fans).
Here are seven varieties to sip on.