Written by Dave Benfield
October 7th, 2011
Well, we are almost done all of preparations for this years fest. I have to say, I am pretty excited about this year. We have some great vintages going, Devil’s Milk ’06, ’07, ’09 and ’10. We have the last two kegs of the Big Boy, Colossus.
And we will be debuting our newest addition..RETRIBUTION, our Single Barrel Imperial Stout. We aged this beer 6 months (192 days) in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, then bottled each barrel separately..no mixing. We will have approximately 168 bottles per barrel and 20 barrels. Each bottle will have which barrel it came from on the label (see pic at right). Some barrels have strong notes of chocolate, some of bourbon, some of the wood sweetness and some of vanilla. Each barrel is unique. If you like bourbon barrel stouts, I think you are going to like this.
Here is a video from last year, just to jog your memory…
Hope to see you there!
ps – did I forget to mention our surprises? Well, you are just going to have to be there to find out….