Avery’s The Beast returns on August 1st. The best is a Belgian strong dark ale, that typically clocks in around 16%. The Beast is a part of the brewery’s “Demons of Ale” series, and is brewed with dates, molasses, dark candi sugar, honey, raisins and turbinado sugar.
The Beast is a seducer — accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark (w/ Dates, Molasses, Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Colorado Honey, Raisins, Turbinado Sugar)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Limited Draft
Arrival (2012): August 1
Saturday, 12/3/11 at 6pm will see this years release of Avery Brewing’s Mephistopheles, a big ass imperial stout. I mean that. A 12oz bottle is a full 16.83% ABV.
There will of course be a release party at the brewery in Boulder, featuring a 3 year vertical of this “Demons Of Ale” release. Tickets are $20 for the first 50 people. Vertical tasting runs from 6-7 pm, hosted by Tap Room GM Phil Vaugn.
Bear witness to the 2011 release of Mephistopheles, along with 2 of his prior manifestations! We will conduct a vertical tasting of his 2009, 2010, and 2011 batches, served with decadent edibles.
Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Goldings
Malt: Two-row barley, black malt, roasted barley,Belgian special B, aromatic
Availability: 12oz bottles. Vintage dates.
ABV: 16.183% IBUs: 107
The other demons include The Beast (Grand Cru, 14%) and Samael’s (barrel aged barleywine, 14% ABV)
Recent Avery News – The brewery plans on building a larger facility