From the brewer — “When we made the Toronado’s 20th Anniversary Ale we had no idea that it would turn out to be one of our favorite barrel aged beers we would ever make. With that said, we have always wanted to make a dark barrel aged beer using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, but, we never were inspired. That is until we blended five different beers to make the Toronado beer, the tabacco character from the dark malts blended nicely with the fruit character that developed in blending. So, with Consecration we set out to make a barrel beer using all Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Now, we are not saying this is a replica of the T-rooms anniversary beer, after all, a beer like that can never be duplicated and there was no fruit added to that beer as there is with this one. All we are saying is that it gave us great inspiration to brew Consecration.”
con-se-cra-tion, n 1. the act of dedication to the service & worship of a deity. 2. the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine.