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One Night: Nine Years of Stone’s Vertical Epic

One Night: Nine Years of Stone’s Vertical Epic

12.12.12 at Churchkey in Washington, DC was truly a day we all won’t soon forget. The bar managed to tap nine years worth of Stone Brewing Company‘s Vertical Epics: 03.03.03 through 12.12.12, including special versions of ’07 and ’09 aged in red wine barrels and ’10 aged in French Oak barrels. To top that, Sam Calagione (yes, of Dogfish Head) was in the building to promote his collaboration with Bluejacket. I got to have a quick conversation … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Stout, Cellar, IPA, Oak, Stone Brewing Co., Strong Dark Ale, Wine

Allagash Hugh Malone

Allagash Hugh Malone

The Allagash Brewing Company was founded in 1994 in Portland, Maine. They brew a variety of traditional and experimental Belgian beers using a unique style: All of the bottled beers at Allagash are bottle conditioned–which means that prior to bottling, a fresh dose of yeast is added along with a measured amount of Candi Sugar. After bottling, the beers are cellared, allowing the yeast to re-ferment. This new fermentation naturally carbonates the beer, and greatly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Allagash Brewing Co., Beer, IPA