This month, Death by Viking completes our viking triptych. Death will be dealt in bottles, with draft to follow in February.
The imperial version of Kidnapped and Ravaged By Vikings, Death is 10% ABV, maxed out in IBUs, and dry-hopped at the highest rate seen in Naperville since the Little Ice Age. Pungent pine and citrus, devastating bitterness, with medium body and slight bread-crust malt balance. Why singular this time? It only takes one viking to finish the job. Available in bottles mid January, on draft in February. Limited release.
Our Belgian IPA is re-tuned in the hop department and better than ever. Juicy melon and citrus combine with a slight grassy character and fruity Belgian yeast. Dry and dangerously drinkable with big aroma and flavor.
Available on draft now, in bottles late January. Limited release. Read more about Butterfly Flashmob.
Unlike many of our Belgo-American creations, this Belgo-only beer leaves out the American hop punch. The focus here is in the interplay between Belgian yeast esters and light- and medium-kilned specialty malts that imbue the beer with a ruby hue and bubblegummy dried fruit character.
We saw a lot of "this is a black IPA, not a stout" going around after this bottle release, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to suggest that the roast character is too pronounced, the final gravity of the beer too high, and the body too full to qualify as any kind of IPA. If you're looking for precedent, check out Goose Island Nightstalker or Pipeworks Abduction.
Available on draft in early January, limited release. Bottles have come and gone. Read more about Combat Marshmallow.
Each month we will give you a preview of what to expect in the way of beer releases. In no way are we saying we’ll actually meet your expectations–just set them. If this sounds good to you, you should probably reevaluate every important relationship in your life. Like, now.