Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday The 13th: Lord of Misrule III

Roaring Mary Wild Irish Stout
Lord of Misrule 2016
Longest Night of the Year 2016
Lord Julep Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Black Widow
Dying Embers III

6 p.m. 'til 8 p.m.
All ages welcome | 21 and over to drink

About Friday The 13th: Lord of Misrule III

It's Friday the 13th so we're tapping the third blending of Lord of Misrule from McMenamins Edgefield and to keep things nice & lively, we're going to bring out some dark and delicious McMenamins beers, some of them quite famous.

We'll be offering a $12 taster tray featuring:

Lord of Misrule 2016
Longest Night of the Year 2016
Pavol The Collector Organic Baltic Porter 2016
Black Widow
Roaring Mary Wild Irish Stout
Dying Embers III

About Roaring Mary Wild Irish Stout

McMenamins Crystal Brewery
Named for one of Crystal Brewer Drew's favorite Irish fiddle tunes, Roaring Mary is a McMenamins Irish Stout refermented in an Edgefield Brandy Barrel. Her worn French Oak cask allowed wild West Burnside Street beasties through the staves, imparting slightly tart fruit and complex flavors to balance vanilla, chocolate and oak. Fans of Oud Bruin and Lambic styles are sure to enjoy a pour! Might we also recommend a companion shot of Edgefield's Longshot Brandy?
Special Techniques: Wild Refermentation
Malts: Pale, Flaked Barley, Crystal 135/165, Chocolate Malt, Roast
Hops: Chinook, US Golding
OG: 1.045 TG: 1.005 ABV: 5.16 IBU: 38 SRM: 35

About Lord of Misrule 2016

Appointing a Lord of Misrule, the official in charge of Christmas revelries and the Feast of Fools, is a holiday-time peasant tradition that can be traced back to Roman times. A new lord is elected every year so must a new beer be brewed! This Imperial Stout, styled after Irish coffee, was brewed with lactose, dark sugar, cocoa nibs, aged in whiskey barrels eight months and finished with vanilla beans and cold-brew coffee.
Special Techniques: Barrel-Aged
Special Ingredients: Lactose, Dark Sugar, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Bean, Cold Brew Coffee
Malts: Optic, Flaked Barley, Kilned Coffee, Brown, Chocolate Malt, Roast
Hops: Chinook, Golding
OG: 1.092 TG: 1.022 ABV: 9.5 IBU: 30 SRM: 33

About Longest Night of the Year 2016

This delicious Barleywine went into Hogshead Whiskey barrels last year, and those barrels have sat undisturbed ever since. This beer, already a formidable ale in its own right, has in that full year matured into a flavorful, complex behemoth and a true example of a classic, barrel-aged English Barleywine. It offers flavors of toffee, caramel, and a warming alcohol character that's been rounded and accentuated by notes of raisin, vanilla, and oak from its year of aging.
Malts: Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Munich, Crystal 40, Rolled Oats
Hops: Nugget, Ultra, Perle, Golding
OG: 1.100 TG: 1.017 ABV: 11.5 IBU: 52 SRM: 15

About Lord Julep Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Black as a crow, this strong, dark beer was brewed with spearmint and peppermint candies to give it a hint of cool, but its massive, thick body and warming strength help to ward that chill off. A huge supporting cast of dark malts, including a hundred and fifty pounds of rolled oats to add a smooth mouthfeel, provide a great depth and complexity of flavor that's accentuated by the herbal, faintly sweet undertones of wintergreen and peppermint. We then aged this massive beer in Hogshead Whiskey barrels for just a hint of booze, vanilla, and oak.
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Vienna, Rolled Oat, Crystal 120, Extra Special, Roast, Chocolate Malt, Black
Hops: US Goldings
Special Ingredients: Peppermint, Spearmint Leaves
OG: 1.083 TG: 1.023 ABV: 8.26 IBU: 39 SRM: 39

About Black Widow

Originally created at the Thompson Brewery 25 years ago on October 15, 1991 and made once a year by all Thompson Brewers to come thereafter, Black Widow has become an expected and welcome Halloween treat at the Thompson Public House in Salem. Black Widow's web now envelops the entire company every year. Each deep-black goblet is packed full of the robust notes afforded by generous amounts of Black and Roast Malts and further spirited with ethereal wisps of caramel and licorice. Both substantial and sublime, this elixir is sure to slake the most fiendish of thirsts. Open up a creaking pub door, find a seat with friends and family and nourish your inner ghoul with a brew steeped in tradition and mystery. A good howl at the Cheshire moon couldn't hurt, either.
Malts: Bairds Pale, Munich, Flaked Barley, Wheat, Bairds Crystal 135/165, Bairds Roast, Bairds Black
Hops: Horizon
OG: 1.074 TG: 1.017 ABV: 7.35 IBU: 41 SRM: 38

About Dying Embers III

The song "Cold Old Fire" by Dublin folk band Lankum, inspired this dark concoction. It's meant to evoke grey days in Dublin and memories of good times and bad spent by a fire, whose flame, like a glass of tasty, strong beer, inevitably will disappear. We sought out flavors to mimic the atmosphere of sitting around the "dying embers of a cold, old fire." Jasmine Pearl's Lapsang Souchong adds aromas and flavors of pine smoke, while organic jalapeno peppers provide the slight heat. Peppermint leaves represent the last note on the palette, signifying the chill that sneaks up like a thief around such a scene. Stout and black tea -- well, in terms of Dublin, they speak for themselves, don't they?
Special Ingredients: Habanero Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Lapsang Souchong, Peppermint
Malts: British Pale, Bonlander Munich, Rolled Oats, Crystal Rye, Chocolate Malt, Brown, Midnight Wheat, Roast, Dark Crystal
Hops: Horizon
OG: 1.096 TG: 1.020 ABV: 9.80 IBU: 46 SRM: 38