Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BRC - Releases - very limted

Emails sent to BRC for these 3 great beers!!
These three will only be sold through our Beer Reward Club.

4 Hands Madagascar....$15.99

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter...$10.99 / 4pk

Firestone Walker Nineteen...$19.99
During the dog days of the autumn grape harvest, thirsty overworked winemakers are fond of saying, “It takes a lot of beer to make great wine.” But at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, the opposite is also true. Each August, we invite close local winemaker friends to help us blend our next Anniversary Ale from as many as eight separate barrel-­‐aged component beers. Their input is invaluable, as this project is all about creating cohesion and complexity from an array of diverse beers. The result is a masterful blend, the sum being greater than the parts.

Final Blend:
Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 33.33% of the final blend
Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 33.33% of the final blend
Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 16.66% of the final blend
Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 16.66% of the final blend

The Finished Piece
As a finished beer, XIX is a rich, chocolaty, chewy brew with brandy-soaked raisin and holiday fruitcake flavors. The blend is anchored by equal parts Stickee Monkee and Parabola, which combine to create a dense chocolate truffle-like base. Velvet Merkin and Bravo lend their spicy oak, leather and fruity accents to complete the brew. The beer is unfiltered and unfined so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XIX is best enjoyed poured carefully into a half-filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas.


Anonymous said...

Did Hotbox Porter already come and go? I know you were going the BRC route with this one but I never heard anyone else in town announce they had it.

Paul Hayden said...

Yes, I assume everyone else in town got and it left.