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Fifty Fifty Eclipse Guide

 

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The long awaited release of Fifty Fifty Eclipse Barrel Aged Stouts are here!

Lavender = Coffee

Burnt Orange = Cognac – This did not come into Vermont

Purple = Elijah Craig 12yr.

Gold = Grand CRU

Tangerine = High West Bourbon

Lime Green = High West Rye

Ivory = Vanilla – LIMITED QUANTITIES

Blue Pearl = Woodford Reserve

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From http://fiftyfiftybrewing.com

What happens when you take an award winning Imperial Stout, put it in oak bourbon barrels, and then age it for six months? One of the most epic beer tasting experiences you will ever have: ECLIPSE™.

     Imperial Stouts are noted for being very rich substantial beers, and FiftyFifty’s Totality Imperial Stout does not disappoint on this fact. Brewed in small 300 gallons batches, our brewers lovingly craft this masterpiece once a year. Made with the finest malts, hops, fresh mountain water and yeast, over 18 separate ingredients lend their unique character to this beer.

     To become Eclipse, Totality is then aged for a minimum of 180 days in oak bourbon barrels. This time spent adds a plethora of flavors to the already rich Imperial Stout. At first taste there is a large presence of dark chocolate, espresso and warmth from the alcohol of the beer. Oak barrel character then comes into play with hints of vanilla and coconut, followed by mild bitterness from the hops, and then a nice long lingering finish with hints of tobacco, dark dried fruit and more chocolate. Eclipse is a wonderful companion with dessert. A beer meant for contemplation best enjoyed in a snifter and with a friend.

     Because of the extensive brewing and aging process, Eclipse is only released once a year.
March-April: Brew Totality
Mid April:Futures available
May: Begin aging in oak barrels
November: Bottle and keg
December: Official Release & Party

Limited Release Stowe Cider Smugglers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 001

We are delighted to announce that Stowe Cider Smugglers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider has arrived!  There is only one batch number 001 so get yours whilst able.

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Stowe Cider Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider Smugglers’ Reserve Batch 001

$5.99  |  6.9% ABV  |  375ml

1 per person of legal consumption age per day.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015

We have new release information about Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout!

goose-island-bourbon-county-brand-stoutWe don’t want you to wait longer than needed, we want you to have beer so here is everything we know:

  • Arrival:  The delivery truck *should* arrive Friday, November 27th sometime between 12:45-1:30p.  We just don’t know for sure but we will get it out ASAP.

  • Format:  500ml single bottles – no 4 packs this year

  • Variants:  None

  • Limits:  One (1) per person as there is less BCBS this year and the format has changed.  We wish there was more!