One of the cool things about being in the brewing industry for as long as I have been is that you build up some pretty sweet relationships over 20 years. Every now and then I send Eric “Smitty” Smith, one of the founders over at Odell Brewing Company, a case of 750s from The Rare Beer Club™ past features and he uses the same box to send me some of Odell’s tasty cellar and woodcut series beers. Been sitting on Woodcut #3 for a few years now and finally cracked it open today. Wow. A big, boozy, crimson ale with huge American oak notes playing off of sweet cara malts and crystal malts. It was worth the wait.