One of America’s well-known imperial stouts is getting a new treatment in the near future. Lovers of chai won’t want to miss Great Divide Chai Yeti.
“Yeti” is synonymous in the beer world with a big, highly rated imperial stout. Variants include Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Espresso Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, and Oatmeal Yeti. Last fall, the brewery released Velvet Yeti, a nitrogen infused edition. Now, Yeti is spending some time with a few exotic spices.
Great Divide Chai Yeti is brewed with a plethora of chai related spices, including cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Our beloved Yeti is going back to its roots with this Himalayan-inspired variation. Traditional Chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seemlessly with Yeti’s rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest.
Great Divide Chai Yeti is slated for 22 ounce bottles and draft. Tentatively slated for an October release, according to the brewery’s annual calendar.
Avery Chai High will soon join the Boulder, Colorado brewery’s fall seasonal lineup.
As the name suggests, Avery Chai High is brewed with chai tea. Despite trying this new beer, we still don’t know what the base beer actually is.
Mediate on this transcendent, rich, and robust spiced seasonal of a decidedly different sort.
This release has a very exotic flavor. The beer tastes creamy, with strong notes of black tea and ginger, with a touch of clove and cinnamon. In a sea of fall lagers, this one will be a standout.
Avery Chai High is a 12 ounce can and draft seasonal offering starting in August.
Style: (w/ Ginger, Various Spices, Chai Tea)
Hops: Bullion, Columbus, Sterling, Hersbrucker
Malts: 2-Row, Chocolate Malt, Munich, Honey, C-120
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: August, 2016
Avery El Gose joined the brewery’s canned lineup in July.
Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is the newest addition to the brewery’s Odd Beers for Odd Years offering, alongside Extra Hoppy Barleywine.
As you have probably deduced, this edition is inspired by chai tea. To achieve this nuance, Stone has added clove, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, black tea, and cinnamon to the bold imperial stout.
As it stands, the classic version of Stone Imperial Russian Stout is deep, dark, rich, roasty and perhaps even a bit sinful. The ‘Odd Beers for Odd Years’ part of the journey means the coming of each odd-numbered year provides the opportunity to take this traditional beer to new and mysterious places, embarking on an exploratory odyssey enabled by strikingly flavorful elements applied to a lovely onyx canvas. This beer, the latest ‘Odd’ transubstantiation, takes inspiration straight from the spice aisle, incorporating array of ingredients assembled to emulate the flavors of authentic chai tea. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, a dash of black pepper and a dose of black tea combine with Stone Imperial Russian Stout’s incumbent flavors to take it deep into exotic, previously unfathomed tenitory. Expect a touch of earthiness in combination with a warm, tantalizing aridness. Asa one-time brew with enduring character, Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout is crafted to be contemplated fresh or cellared under proper conditions for many years so that it may live on not only in one’s memory, but on his or her taste buds as well.
Stone Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout is available in 22oz bottles, and draft. Typically arriving in March.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Clove, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Black Tea, Cinnamon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia (“Odd” release only), Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Late-March, 2015
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) has finalized the recipe for a new and interesting brew, Sacred Cow Chai Spiced Milk Stout.
The milk stout is brewed with organic Masala Chai blend from Rishi Tea. (Rishi is the brand.) The tea gives the beer flavors of black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger root, black pepper and cloves. Those flavors, plus the chocolate-y notes from the milk stout will take your tastebuds on a flavor trip.
Sacred Cow is scheduled for November, 2013
Style: Milk Stout (w/ Chai Tea)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: November, 2013
Clown Shoes (Ipswich, MA) is creating a new spin on Chocolate Sombrero, the brewery’s Mexican Sombrero with Bombay Berserker. The base beer stays the same, but Berserker sees the addition of chai tea giving the stout an Indian flair. The chai adds ginger, vanilla, cardamon, and cinnamon to the chocolate exterior. Look for this one soon in bottles and draft.
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Sacred Spice is an Imperial Porter invigorated with traditional masala chai spices skillfully blended by Boulder-based Sanctuary Chai. The enchanting ale carries the delightful scent and flavor of dark, roasted barley as well as the provocative aroma of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices used for centuries to embolden Eastern teas. However, much like the brewery’s heralded Big Shot Espresso Stout, Sacred Spice strikes a fine balance whereby the flavors exhibit a seemingly natural harmony so that no taste bud is dominated but rather each one satisfied. The bold, black ale is 10.1% ABV with 33 IBU.
‘Life Is Beautful’
Sacred Spice’s label is an art piece by Millicent Kang dubbed ‘Life Is Beautiful.’ The release party will double as an art show for Kang, whose works will adorn the Twisted Pine ale house for the entire month of March. Kang will be at the launch party, signing bottles and chatting about her artwork.
Release Details: 3/3/12, 12-9pm
Twisted Pine Brewing
3201 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80301