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Barrel Aged DinoSmores 2019 Release Party
Saturday, March 23 at Mousetrap

Taproom Opens at 11am
Bottle Sales to Reservation Holders Only 12-5pm

Reservations Sold Out!


After a 13 month slumber in Buffalo Trace barrels, we are finally ready to unleash this variant in our 250mL 4-pack format ($24). And to keep things nice and tidy we are going to utilize our ticketed reservation system for the March 23rd release!

This batch of Barrel Aged DinoSmores is a Jacques Cousteau deep dive into the inky, charcoal abysses and floral, soaring seamounts of Buffalo Trace. A 13 month rest in 10 year old bourbon barrels marries dark, rich wood sugars and burnt treacle with rich malts and layered vanilla while tendrils of bourbon float upwards with wisps of Seville oranges, blossom honey and cracked black pepper.

Oh, and BA Dino will be on draft when the taproom opens at 11am, so don't be shy, come hang out even if you don't have a reservation. The more the merrier!

Please note: Barrel Aged DinoSmores 4-packs will not be distributed locally. If bottles remain after the 23rd, they will be for sale at the taproom and the Bottle Shop. We cannot hold beer for folks unable to swing by on the 23rd, thanks for your understanding


You have a whole hour to pick-up your beer, so no need to line up at the top of the hour, you'll just make a line for yourselves. And we are trying to avoid that with these time slots, right?

We appreciate you sticking to your chosen time; however, we understand sh*t happens. So, if you're in a jam, no need to email or call (we'll be pretty busy). Sadly, we cannot hold beer for no-shows, but any remaining inventory will open up to the public around 5pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed and the Facebook Event page for updates.

How it works: Check-in will be somewhere near the Foedre Room, either at that door or just inside. We'll check your ID name and address against the one you provided online and, voila, you walk through the brewery and our staff will be in the back hookin' you up with that BA Dino goodness and some other treats.

What you need to know: 

  • 250mL 4-packs are $24/each.

  • Tomorrow's expected limit is three 4-packs. 

  • Please BYO-bag for the reservation line. We'll have some beer boxes around, and large canvas totes for sale ($15), but love seeing y'all with reusable bags in hand. The environment thanks you!

  • The reservation line is credit/debit card only. All the other registers at Mousetrap accept cash and cards.

  • Street parking is available, but limited. There are some spots along our building on Blackhawk but please do not park in the Carbit Paint employee lot behind our building. 

Limited & Seasonal Releases
Available To Go

Please visit our BeerMenus pages for the most current inventory:
Mousetrap To Go
Dickens Ave Bottle Shop

Here are some of the fancy beers we have in addition to year-rounds Apex Predator, Tooth and Claw, and Troublesome.  Click the image to enhance the label for details.

Coming Soon(ish)

There’s always something…stay tuned!

Updated 3/14/19

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