1. a system for aging sherry and other fortified wines, in which younger wines in upper rows of casks are used to top up casks of older wines stored below in order to produce a consistently aged blend.
Now, replace the words sherry and wine with beer and you’ve got American Solera, a creative craft brewery specializing in the oak barrel aging process. Most of their beers are aged 6 to 18 months prior to bottling. Giving each beer its own unique flavor profile. And with a cellar of 16 foeders, puncheons, and wine barrels the possibilities are endless.