Original IPA circa 1840 (for Laika) 7.5%. This is one of only a few beers that we repeat every year and it’s one of our most intense and challenging beers.
Brewed with 100% Maris Otter malt and a huge amounts of East Kent Goldings hops (160 calculated ibus). Fermented with Burton yeast then aged in oak barrels for 14 months with Brettanomyces. Dry hopped with more EKG and bottle conditioned.
Big gingerbread/sandalwood funk in the nose blends with dried apricot notes from the hops. The flavor is wild, hop resins and funk. Absolutely nothing like a modern IPA but it has gained a bit of a cult following over the years.
Only 400 bottles available as another 400 are destined for a secret mega-project we will be announcing soon.
Petite Blueberry Sour (for Albert King) 5.9% ABV. Fermented with 100% wild culture from the Asheville air and aged on the second use fruit from our barrel aged Blueberry Sour.
While not as jammy and complex as our Blueberry Sour, this still has loads of fruit and yeast character. Perfect for upcoming summer bbqs or get togethers.
Blueberry Sour (for Howlin Wolf) 6.3% ABV. We blended select 2 year old barrels of sour beer fermented with 100% wild yeast from the Asheville air and aged it on a ridiculous 4+ pounds of blueberries per gallon.
Deep purple color with a beautiful pink foam, refined acidity with a hint of Brett funk. The blueberry character is just insane!
Traditional English Barleywine (for Andre the Giant) 10% ABV. A spotlight for traditional English Maris Otter malt and a long 6 hour boil. Intense flavors of caramel and biscuity malt. Where this beer will shine is with aging, it will be fire in 2-4 years and has possibility for a decade of cellaring…or just drink it now you savages..
First new beer drop of 2021: Winter Warmer (for George Orwell) 9% ABV. What this beer REALLY is, is what was known in the early 1800s as a Burton Ale: a dark, strong, slightly sweet ale. Brewed not with dark roasted malts like porter and stout but with dark caramelized sugar syrups.
The town of Burton in England eventually became the hotbed of the new pale ales and the old style of dark strong ales quietly vanished except around wintertime when small casks would arrive to serve on the back bar. The classic English beer Fuller’s ESB used to be called Old Burton back in the day.
This beer is brewed with Maris Otter pale malt and two types of extra dark sugar syrups. Tastes like sugar daddies, tootsie rolls, dark fruit. Deadly drinkable for the 9% ABV.
Russian Imperial Stout (for John Bonham) 10% ABV. We started with a classic, traditional Imperial Stout in the style of when it was actually sent to Russia. Brewed with ultra orthodox ingredients like Maris Otter, Brown and Black malts and loads of EKG hops. We then aged it in wheat and rye whiskey barrels.
No candy bars or wacky flavors, no artificial ingredients. Just a beautiful stout rested in delicious barrels.
Mango Sour (for King Tubby) 5.8% ABV. A true mixed culture sour aged on a massive 3+ pounds of mangoes per gallon.
Aroma of juicy, ripe mangoes jump out of the glass. Perfect level of acidity is balanced by a silky mouthfeel from lots of oats. Just a beautiful, fruit forward sour ale.
Petite FramboZe (for Florian Schneider) 6% ABV. After we brew our jammy oak aged FramboZe there is still lots of flavor left in the raspberries so we add another beer and let it ferment on the fruit. It is still fermented with 100% wild culture sourced from the Asheville air.
Beautiful color and foam if not quite as insane as the FramboZe, plenty of raspberry in the aroma and flavor. Acidity is bright and refreshing, little to no funk. Just an absolute summer crusher and a fantastic value for this level of sour beer. Buy by the case!