Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company (Portland, Oregon) announces a few releases during their 19th Anniversary weekend.
Doggie Claws Cherry Adam Michael
All are available on November 10, 2012 at 10am. There will be a 1 case limit on Cherry Adam and Michael, no limit on Claws.
The beer is actually a blend of 4 beers. Deschutes Dissident and The Stoic. Hair of The Dog Fred & Adam. As stated on the label “Aged in distilled spirit & wine barrels.”
Deschutes Brewery and Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company join forces to weave The Dissident and The Stoic and Fred and Adam into an artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy. Damn, beer is fun.
SBS Imports founder Alan Shapiro says the beer will be a blend of quintessential Hair of the Dog Fred–a Strong Ale named in honor of local beer guru Fred Eckhardt–named Flanders Fred, a reference to the Flanders Red beer style dubbed “Burgundies of Belgium.” Expect the result to pack a tart cherry sourness and bone-warming boozy heat. It’ll be perfect for aging, too. Too bad we won’t get to try it until this summer, as Sprints won’t actually brew the batch of Fred in Belgium until March.
Brian Mallet of Bell’s Brewing – Van Twee
Port/Lost Abbey – Signature Ale
Allagash – Les Deux Brasseurs Ale
No release date set at this time.
Hair Of The Dog Bourbon Fred. This is HOTD’s Fred, aged for a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels. First released in 2011.
Made with organic pilsner and rye malts along with with Northwest hop flowers and Belgian candi sugar. This beer is aged at least 18 months in oak bourbon barrels. It was the aroma of almonds and whiskey. Mouth feel is full with toffee flavors backed back tropical fruits and Kentucky twilight.
Doggie Claws – Barleywine, 11.5%. Doggie Claws is lush and tasty, nice carbonation and a firm bitterness. It will be $5 a bottle, $95 a case.
Bourbon Fred from the Wood – American Strong Ale 11.5%. A bit of a disappointment because of the carbonation level, which is low, even by my standards. The Beer is still delicious, smooth and rich with a great bourbon flavor. It may self carbonate in the future, or maybe not. It will be $7 a bottle, $140 a case.
Adam from the Wood – Old Ale, 10%. Like no other, and should make you smile, he will be $15 a bottle, limit 24.
Hair Of The Dog was founded in November of 1993.