Rare Kegs: Evil Twin & The Bruery
October 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
What do you do when you have a stockpile of stellar kegs from two of the country’s most interesting breweries? You smash ’em together and see what happens, of course. To wit, join us this Wednesday as we tap two kegs each from New York’s Evil Twin and California’s The Bruery. In another added twist, each pair of beers has a little something to do with each other. See below to find out what:
The Bruery Saule – Old Ale – 16.1%
Making their anniversary beer every year is a simple proposition in theory, but requires careful logistical execution. Each year, The Bruery makes a huge old ale, usually finishing up around 15 or 16% abv. But they then add a small portion of the previous year’s batch into it; thus, this year’s edition has some small amount of nine-year-old ale in it. The whole blend is then aged in bourbon barrels. This is an immense, complex strong beer.
The Bruery The Wanderer – Sour Ale – 8%
This beer is a blend of 85% oak-aged sour ale with blackberries and cherries. To add some complexity, however, the blend is complemented with a bit of the barrel-aged strong ale mentioned above. The result is a big fruit cobbler of a beer, with oaky vanilla and toffee supporting the rich sour fruit notes.
Evil Twin Even More Jesus – Imperial Stout- 12%
This is the beer that put Evil Twin on the map. A huge imperial stout (no adjuncts, no barrel), it’s classically European in execution, with a substantial amount of bitter roastiness, dark chocolate, and dark roast coffee.
Evil Twin Aun Mas a Jesus – Imperial Stout – 12%
Beer is funny. You can brew the exact same recipe, using the exact same ingredients, at three different breweries, and you’ll likely get three very different beers. We’re putting that to the test with this version of Even More Jesus brewed by Evil Twin at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny in Spain. Is it different? Better? We’ll let you decide.
No reservations needed; all beers will be on tap by 5pm. Cheers!