It’s a beer. You might be thinking some kind of mature, clear, European inspired pilsner. Or a hazy juice bomb of an IPA; what would be more American? Well, how about a Russian Imperial Stout? Yes, from America. With love, too. Cause that’s how we brew!
This is the 3rd in an unending series of dark beers that we brew for the Black Ale Project. The Black Ale Project exists solely to bring the beer community together in support of veterans all over the USA. And this week, with Veterans’ Day, was the ever-appropriate time to brew #3. Our head brewer, Chad, is himself a former marine, and took great pleasure in donning his old marine silkies and making a whopping imperial stout with 10% ABV – an elixir, if you will allow.
Our description on the can reads like so:
“This is YOUR Imperial Stout. Grandpa never saw this one coming. Rich, velvety and pierced by a careful level of alcohol, producing a beer to bridge the gap between meals. It is best served alone – doesn’t need food. Kinda like nectar. We might have irreverently called it “One & Done”, but that would imply a recommendation that we do not necessarily endorse. What would grandpa have said back in the days of Prohibition? “Hells Bells Gladys! What in tarnation did you whip up this time?”
We only just brewed it, so the release is 3 weeks or so, in the offing. We’ll can about half of it and start pouring the rest. And we’ll let you know. 😉