February 4th, 2009
Chilly outside temperatures got you down? If so we have the cure for your cold weather blues. The “Mother of All Stouts” – Blast Furnace Imperial Stout is a smooth strong dark ale with hints of chocolate, caramel and roasted grains. Blast Furnace weighs in at a whopping 8.5% ABV and is sure to relieve your biggest chill.
Mug Club members can stop on in from 2-04-09 until 2-10-09 for your free mug.
History of “Imperial Stout”
Imperial stout, also known as “Russian Imperial Stout” or “Imperial Russian Stout,” is a strong dark beer or stout that was originally brewed by Thrale’s brewery in London, England for export to the court of the Tsar of Russia as “Thrale’s Entire Porter”. It has a high alcohol content (eight to ten percent is common) intended to preserve it during long trips and to provide a more bracing drink against cold climates. The color is very dark, almost always opaque black. Imperial stout exhibits enormously powerful malt flavors, hints of dark fruits, and is often quite rich, resembling a chocolate dessert.
Beau Baden – Brew Master