It’s not exactly stout season out there right now. Our warm temperatures over the past few days have been increasing my appetite for great IPAs, Pales and perhaps the occasional Hefeweizen. However, that doesn’t mean I still don’t crave the occasional stout, porter or Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Not to mention the fact that the particular beer I’m about to tell you about has never before been bottled. So picking up a few to cellar for a while might not be such a bad idea.
Today, when they open their doors at 3:00 PM, Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) will release 2015 Great Grandfather Raven Bourbon Imperial Stout. This 11.7% Imperial Stout has been aged over a year in 20 year old bourbon barrels.
Here is a bit more information about this beer from Black Raven Brewing Company:
Great Grandfather Raven
Bourbon Imperial Stout
Release date: Tuesday 6/16/2015
This beer is possibly one of our rarest birds and has never before been bottled. In 2012, this beer won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in the “Wood and barrel aged strong stout” category. 11.7% ABV
The 2015 vintage shows the same promise as 2012. Aged for one year in 20 year bourbon barrels, this fine ale has earned it’s status as the great grandfather raven.
Available on draft in the taproom and limited run of 500ml bottles to go ($12.99 + tax).
Limit of 4 bottles per person.
First come, first served.
Open at 3PM!
We will also have a food truck that day, so stick around for some great beer on tap and some yummy food.
I’ve enjoyed several of Black Raven’s barrel aged beers over the years, including La Petite Mort, Kentucky Coco Jones and even the 2012 vintage of Great Grandfather Raven. They’ve all been excellent, so I’ll have to see about picking myself up a few bottles of the 2015 Vintage of Great Grandfather Raven.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.