In this ridiculously wonderful world we’ve created,we make beer- one batch at a time. As the scientist in us demands, we number said batches. And while every batch of our beer is special for us – providing a fresh start on a new day, establishing an experimental opportunity, bringing together our minds and spirits, projecting our company forward – each batch also scores time.
To celebrate our 3000th batch, we present a Belgian-style Barley Wine, simply called 3,000. Luscious layers of flavor begin with barley, wheat and rye malts followed by triple-hoppping with a single varietal. Fermentation, using two distinct yeast strains, achieves complexity in character and, of course, alcohol. This special batch was transferred into red wine oak barrels for eight months to age gregariously yet gracefully. After bottle-conditioning, this exclusive beer is ready for immediate enjoyment although it can be lovingly cellared for future festivities.
As we release 3,000 in January 2013, we hoist our glasses in thankful toast to YOU – our dearest friends in beer!
neepsntatties (1088) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from AKFaust. Colour... Very dark brown and cloudy. Nose...yeasty, wine-like, funky, raisiny. Palate...tangy, fruity, vinous with loads of funky raisin, dried cherries, Brooks prunes, blueberries, and an ever present funky tang. Noice (to quote the doc)!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours deep mahogany brown with a huge foamy light tan head. Aroma is strong oak and red wine with dark fruit, wheat toast and some light ash and vanilla. Flavor is dry earthy oak, red wine, bready malt, light fruity yeast esters and no alcohol taste at all. Medium body with lively carbonation. This has a few M like qualities but leans towards a Quad, it’s really dry and oaky but has no alcohol taste. Should age nicely.
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