While it’s a rainy and gloomy Monday here in the Palmetto State, the beers announced today are certain to brighten your outlook and make you and your liver smile. Because today, Westbrook announced its offerings, and Holy City added a couple more brews to its slate.
At Brewvival 2012, Westbrook was easily one of the fan favorites thanks to their Lichtenhainer Weisse; Hot Garbage Scambic Berliner Rice, a collaboration with Stillwater; Mourvèdre Wine Barrel-Aged Quadrupel and the much-fawned over Mexican Coffee Cake. This year, the Mt. Pleasant brewery shows no signs of disappointing.
- First up is Grumpy Old Time, the first barrel-aged sour released as part of their Old Time series, which I’ve previously talked about. This version, coming in at 11% ABV, has spent the last year in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels;
- Second is a cask of Sour Vanilla Tree, a soured version of their Vanilla Tree Dubbel. But what’s really unique about this 7.5% Belgian-style beer is that it’s been aging in its cask since the day it was put there a year ago;
- Finally (for now?) is *deep breath* Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther Imperial Stout. It’s 11%. It’s an imperial stout. It’s aged in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels. I don’t even.
Not to be outdone, Holy City also announced two new additions to its already impressive list of beers on tap. Previously announced were BBL Pecan Dream, The Notorious P.I.G.: Mo’ Chocolate, Mo’ Problems porter and the Manuel Fantastico barleywine. The beers added today are:
- Acronym: Belgian Blackish Brown Imperial Strong Dark India Pale Ale Waffle, a 7% black IPA brewed with Centennial, Summit and Amarillo hops, then fermented with Belgian yeast. It also claims the title of Longest Beer Name at Brewvival (for now);
- Little Dinghy will also be on tap. In a break from the big, bad beers already on deck, Dinghy is a session beer. A pale ale brewed with, interestingly enough, Falconer’s Flight and Sorachi Ace, it clocks in at a liver-busting 3.9% ABV.
One day, six new SC beers announced and nine weekdays left to announce what’s left to come. For those of you lollygagging, now’s the time to buy tickets. (No, seriously. Buy them now. They’re going to sell out this week.)