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100% Barrel-Aged Bliss
Our friends over at Kentucky’s own Willett Distillery have one kind of barrel: wood. And they put two things in them: Bourbon and Rye. We were fortunate enough to get some of their Bourbon barrels, and we put a special coffee-fied version of our Imperial Stout in them.
100% Barrel-Aged, 0% Stainless. Brewed using every Highly-roasted malt we could get our hands on and coffee from our buds at Chicago’s-own Metropolis coffee. Aged in Bourbon & Rye barrels from our friends at Willett Distillery.
A chocolatey, coffee-y, smoky, Bourbon-y beast of a barrel-aged thing. Word.
Beer math on ABV (Alcohol By Volume) is pretty straightforward… the Higher the ABV, the more alcohol in the beer. No rocket science necessary.
Generally speaking, a high IBU beer will have a more bitter taste than a lower IBU beer.
The OG measures solids in the wort before fermentation to consistently arrive at the same alcohol content of a beer. Pretty neat, huh?
Toasting barrels does a lot for flavor—here it’s tons of vanilla character. A beautiful complement to…
Darker malts bring a lot to the table, including a rich chocolate flavor & color. Think of your favorite dark chocolate, then imagine it in liquid form!
Coffee goes into the base beer, bringing a depth of flavor to the product before it even sees barrels. That coffee sticks around and plays with the overall beer character it picks up while aging, making it a smooth criminal.
The hops in Fresh Hop IPAs aren’t the same as brewers use in year-round beers. Where those have been dried and kilned for use throughout the year, these just-harvested hops have little pockets of lupulin glands bursting with hop acids & essential oils full of terpenes—the flavor and aroma molecules—yum!
The Holidaze came early this year … Shugga’s back with a fancy upgrade! We’ve upped the ante on our fan-fav seasonal sweet release with the addition of Whole Cane Sugar. All the rich, winterly-warming flavors you know and love mingle for a delightfully unrefined experience. How sweet is that?
Maximus is our Colossal take on a Double IPA. 9% ABV. Full of Simcoe and Cascade hops balanced against tons of rich malted barley—a bed of smooth malted wheat, biscuity Munich malt, and English Crystal. Maximus’ massive dry-hop bill entertains with spice, floral and berry notes … For the hop heads!