Big Beer Month continues with the last known keg of 2015’s Descent Into Darkness!
This legend from the depths was brewed on Feb 4, 2014 by the Green Dragon Brewers, aged in a Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrel, then packaged and left to age in the cellar for almost five years. The time in the cellar has tamed this giant, smoothing out the dark malt’s tannins and mellowing the hops a bit, yet this full bodied, malt driven Russian Imperial Stout still packs a punch at 9.8% ABV.
Enjoy this one as it will be some time before another beer like this comes up!
This is a special beer brewed by all members of Green Dragon Brewing (Rich, Steve, Alex, Warren, Tracy and Dylan) on two back-to-back brew days, December 30th & 31st of 2017. It is a classic Belgian dark strong ale. This special-edition was aged for two months in a Rogue-made, 20 gallon oak barrel with Rogue Dark Rum. It was then cellared and aged for over a year. Look out for the apple, plum and oak flavor characteristics and let it warm you up. Cheers!
Five malts were blended with the base malt to produce this big, wintery, Russian Imperial Stout. The resulting beer was aged for twenty months to smooth out the bite of the large malt bill and produce this smooth but big ol’ stout for Big Beer Month, 2020. The complexity of the grain bill shines through the smooth magnum hop bitter and results in a meld of chocolate, malt, and a touch of vanilla flavors riding on a backbone of a rich, full bodied stout. Enjoy the complex flavors of this Winter bounty.
To start off Big A$$ Beer Month (BABM) 2020, Gelber Drache (Yellow Dragon) is here to bring you warmth, illumination and wealth for the new year. The Sorachi Ace and Citra hops provide a lemony-citrus flavor to this monster. It is big, with a beautiful, long-lasting white head and a lingering bitterness, nicely balanced by the Weyermann pilsner malt.
In Japanese tradition the color yellow symbolizes courage and protection, so don’t be a coward, but enjoy carefully as it is a very powerful beast. Happy New Year!