New Albanian Brewing (New Albany, IN) is releasing Thunderfoot in bottles. According to NA, the current recipe includes dried tart cherries, bing cherries in oak, and aged a year. The label doesn’t mention the aging or additions, in either case – a highly prized imperial stout.
There can be no doubt: Thunderfoot actively renounces the gentle tweak, the mild revision and the imperceptible hint. Thunderfoot neither seeks to make a plausible case for adaptive reuse, nor can be bothered with the nuances of historical preservation. Thunderfoot puts its elongated foot squarely down, advocating your palate’s restructuring the old fashioned way – whole cloth, complete, irresistible, certain and inevitable.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette
Malts: Simpsons Golden Promise, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Flaked Oats
Yeast: House Ale
Availability: 220z bombers, draft.