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.
The first beer the Green Dragon Brewers produced for the Green Dragon was called “Finally” after the long struggle to make a beer at the pub and the result (Finally). Tonight we have the return of Finally IPA. It is the original recipe brewed by the original brewers and tonight, 450 beers later is the return of Finally IPA. A malt driven beer with a lot of hops give you that old time hop burn. Magnum, Cascade and Simcoe hops provide a clean bitterness with a flavor of the pine and citrus. Yet the malt, hops and alcohol meld together with a nice balance the average hop-head will enjoy. An IPA for the Fall season seems appropriate and Finally is here just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Green Dragon Brewers (party on November 9th, 2-6pm!).