Once a year since our doors opened we’ve developed a one-off beer that has been part of a series we haven't talked much about: The Seven Seals. To date, these beers have always taken a slightly American approach to the Belgian brewing tradition from which we draw a great deal of inspiration.
In 2012, we brewed Khlöros, a Belgian-style wit with orange peel, lemon peel, and Indian green coriander. Since then, we have reached out to some of our greatest inspirations in brewing to work with us on this series. In 2013, we released a Belgian-style pale ale with one of Earth’s most accomplished brewers in Tomme Arthur of Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey. 2014 brought Pyrros, a red farmhouse ale spiced with rosehips that we brewed with Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co.
This year, on August 22nd, we will release the first-ever packaged version of this series with Conquest, a Belgian-style tripel with cocoa nibs, toasted coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon brewed with Patrick Rue of The Bruery. On that day, we will open the brewery at 9 AM for pre-sale pickup and general sales of any bottles not sold through the pre-sale, though we can't guarantee there will be any left for day-of purchases. We will announce whether or not there will be general sales prior to August 22nd.
Each wax-dipped twenty-two ounce cylindricalish vessel will come complete with it’s own hosting chamber (think custom and unreal Scotch tube), and a limited edition 9in x 24in poster printed on Yupo paper which is strong as hell, waterproof, and stain-resistant. In short, you’re getting physical thing and an incredible beer that celebrates who we are.
In addition to the insane work of our artist Jourdon Gullett (we often ask him what his dreams are like), SOB has been collaborating with another brilliant artist and friend-of-the-brewery Matt Varnish. More on him in the coming weeks.
You will receive email confirmation which will serve as your receipt. You should bring this with you for pick-up. Digital or paper is fine. We ask that your state-issued identification match the name on your receipt. We do not ship so if you are sending someone to pick your beers up for you, please email email@example.com with “Conquest: Special Instructions” in the subject line to give us the name of your over-21 trustee. Please ensure the email is sent from the account you provide at checkout. You will also need to provide your trustee with your receipt as they will need it for pickup.
The goal we have at Solemn Oath is simple. And maybe someday you will figure out what that goal really is. We’re going to change the world, probably. Enjoy.