Port Brewing’s Barrel aged edition of Santa’s Little Helper returns July 16th. This is the bourbon edition of the brewery’s festive Russian imperial stout released each winter.
Everyone knows that Santa delivers toys and gifts to little girls and boys each Christmas Eve. But what does he do with the sleigh the other 364 days a year? Well rumor has it he hitches up the reindeer each July testing driving to ensure it’s still in operating condition. At the North Pole they mark their calendars calling it Christmas in July. How do we know that?
Well, Virginia, each year Santa stops by Port Brewing to load up his sleigh with beer for his return trip to the North Pole. He’s a big fan of Santa’s Little Helper, and for the last nine months our brewers have been extra naughty aging some in bourbon barrels. Hopefully Santa won’t drink it all by himself, but we wouldn’t blame him if he did.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)
Hops: Phoenix, Challenger and East Kent Goldings
Malts: Two Row, Wheat, Domestic and English Crystal, Roasted, Black and Chocolate Malts
Yeast: White Labs California Ale and Proprietary Yeast Strains
Port will post more on availability, price & quantity closer to release date…
Availability: 22oz bottles, seasonally.
Arrival: Late July, 2011
Also, Port Brewing’s “Road To Helles” returns June 27th. Draft only.