Topic Archives: Imperial Stout

Posted in Ancillary Fermentation, New Releases, The Eighth State Brewing

8th State Rich A*F Imperial Stout. Why rich? Because it’s brewed with caviar

8th State Rich A*F Imperial Stout

The Eighth State Rich A*F Imperial Stout debuts at the Greenville, South Carolina based brewery on June 2nd. A collaboration with Ancillary Fermentation.

We are releasing Rich A*F, our Imperial Stout collab brewed with Caviar, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Husks, and Madagascar Vanilla. Bottles will be sold in 4pks with a limit of one 4pk per person.

Incidentally, this is the first beer mention on Beer Street Journal that uses caviar in the brewing process.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Caviar. Vanilla Beans. Cocoa Nibs. Cocoa Husks.)
Availability:
Debut: 6/2/19

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Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Whiskey barrel-aged Creature Comforts Life in Flux debuts in June

Creature Comforts Life in Flux

Creature Comforts Life in Flux debuts from the brewery’s Wood Cellar in June. 

The Athens, Georgia based brewery has blended an imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels from 1Ams 17 to 25 months. These barrels represent the best barrels at that point in time.

Expect this beer to be an annual release, snapshotting the barrel program at that moment in time.

Creature Comforts Life In Flux will be available in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery starting June 1st.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited, Brewery only release.
Debut: 6/1/19

13% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts.

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Bruery

Black Forest Cake inspired: The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

German chocolate cake in a can? This is it. The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is now available.

It’s no secret that The Bruery loves big flavorful beers, and this oddly named release is no different. If our German is even close to correct, Geburtstagskranz means “birthday wreath”. The wreath is typically a decorated wooden circle where candles are lit instead of putting them on the birthday cake.

While that tradition is typically for kids, this beer is definitely for adults. The base beer is an imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cacao nibs, and tart cherries. The Bruery describes this release as “rich, with notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and tart juicy cherries”.

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is available in 16oz cans ($12) and 4-packs ($42) each. Limited release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Cacao Nibs. Tart Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: Early May 2019

9.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Firestone Walker Brewing, New Releases

Firestone Walker releases wine barrel-aged ‘Napa Parabola’

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola, a barrel-aged beer/wine cross over release, debuts this week.

Parabola, Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Russian imperial stout, is quite well-known amongst beer drinkers, first released in 2006. The brewery is situated in Paso Robles, California deep in wine country. The wine culture has had a lot of influence on the brewery, especially in Firestone’s Anniversary blends, and in the recent year-round release, Rosalie.

Eric Ponce, Firestone’s barrel program manager, always thought Parabola would really mesh well with red wine barrels. “It was something that was always in the back of my mind, so when these rare wine barrels became available, I jumped at the opportunity. The winery didn’t want to be named—all I can say is that these barrels held some of the finest wines you’ll find in Napa Valley,” Ponce says.

READ MORE: BARREL AGED BEER

According to the brewery, the result is a beer that marries the French oak flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot barrels with the robust dark fruit, tobacco, and roasted malt flavors of Parabola.

Firestone Walker Napa Parabola starts shipping this week in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Week of May 8th, 2019

11.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Coffee double barrel-aged Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten Fidy debuts in April

Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten-Fidy

Ten-Fidy has a pretty epic reputation in craft beer. This April, you are going to see it a whole new way, in the form of Oskar Blues JAHVanilla.

This edition of Ten-Fidy is a blend of bourbon barrel-aged stout and double bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with HotBox Roasters cold brew coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. The brewery aged it slightly until the flavors blended well. Last year’s release was not blended with the double-barrel.

“The blending of double-barrel aged FIDY and barrel-aged FIDY this year is pretty special. It adds to the complexity and depth of JAHvanilla. Then we hit it with premium vanilla and cold brew and the beer hulks out with flavor.” Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues JAHvanilla Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout will only available in the brewery’s Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina taprooms on April 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Vanilla Beans. Coffee.)
Availability: 19.2 Cans
Debut: 4/20/19

14.3% ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump, a Mikerphone Brewing collab hits Cali

The Bruery Icky Thump

It started in Chicago, and now California has their shot at a taste. The Bruery Icky Thump, a collaboration with Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing debuts in the Sunshine State.

“A massive imperial stout” pretty much sums up this release, which was initially brewed with California-based Portola Coffee Chicago. Incidentally, for the Cali release, The Bruery used Chicago coffee, from Tugboat Coffee.

Our version of Icky is a silky, creamy, coffee bomb of a beer… – The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump is available in 16-ounce cans and draft starting March 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/20/19

11% ABV

Image: The Bruery

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Hi-Wire’s next pastry stout: Salted Maple 10W-40

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40

Imperial stout fans, look to Asheville, North Carolina. Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 Imperial Stout debuts Friday

This series started with 10W-40 Imperial Stout, so named because the chocolate, coffee, and vanilla heavy stout pours like motor oil.

Never resting, Hi-Wire has released more variants of 10W-40, including Horchata, German Chocolate Cake, and even a Barrel-aged 10W-40. This beer is quickly becoming a state “stout icon”.

RELATED: HI-WIRE 10W-40 IMPERIAL STOUT

Up next – Salted Maple 10W-40. This edition takes the imperial stout base and combines maple syrup, pink sea salt, vanilla beans, chocolate, and lactose milk sugar. Sounds like a chocolatey salt maple candy.

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 will be available in limited 16-ounce cans on Friday, March 8th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate. Vanilla Beans. Maple Syrup. Lactose. Pink Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/8/19

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