Head Brewer Chris Wilson:
It is going to be exciting at the Visitors Center the next 2 weeks! Saturday (6/5 & 6/12 12pm-3pm). We will be making two special releases available to the public, one each week. They are the yin and the yang, the light and the dark, the good and the evil, the session and the sipper. On one end we have Kilo, which is light in color and light in body. On the other side we have Fifteen, which is dark in color and full-bodied. Kilo is floral and spicy; Fifteen is earthy and smoky. Both are delicious and want to be in your belly! Please come out and join us for a taste and maybe a case.
Kilo will be released this Saturday, June 5.
Fifteen will be released the following Saturday, June 12.
Saison, 5.9% ABV, 30 IBU
Kilo is a summery Saison made with chamomile, coriander and grains of paradise. The spices, hops and yeast have formed a complex spicy pallet enhanced with a tart undertone. The sweet, floral aroma is filled with orange, Juicy Fruit and pepper let loose by lively carbonation. 5.9%, unfiltered and bottle-conditioned, Kilo is the perfect beer to break the summer heat. Enjoy! Recipe by Dan Hitchcock, Brewer with the special assistance of Jean Broillet, Brewer Iron Hill
Smoked Imperial Stout, 10.8% ABV, 80 IBU
This is a celebration of our fifteenth year making craft beer and it stands as an example of the bold flavorful beers that we have come to make. This is not a timid ale; it’s an intense, full-bodied smoke experience. Fifteen has a rich flavor profile balancing notes of dark roast, burnt toast and spicy rye with a deep earthy aroma of smoke and wood. This beer should age nicely and be a smoky treasure for many years. Recipe by Chris Wilson, Head Brewer and Dan Hitchcock, Brewer