Old Ale

Also known as a "stock ale", this beer was traditionally a malty beer, high in alcohol, that was aged for months or years in vats by the brewery. It was both mixed with mild ales for a gentler flavor or sold as-is for a premium price.

Lying in color between a dark amber or brown, modern versions of this ale are not always aged, but still have a similar flavor profile. Flavor notes include sweet caramel malt and toffee flavors, dark fruit esters, with low to moderate hop aroma and bitterness. Body is generally moderate to full and the moderate to high ABV and flavor profile place the Old Ale somewhere between the Extra Special/Strong Bitter and the English Barleywine.

Best served at cellar temperature, 55-57 degrees, and in a beer snifter, stemmed tulip, or large wine glass.

Indomitus Dolium Ale (Embrace the Funk)

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10.10% ABV
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A collaboration with our friends at Rocky Mountain Barrel Company, this English old ale is aged in rare cognac barrels from France. Dark ruby in color with warming cherry an dark fruit notes. A secondary addition of classic "Old World" Brettanomyces strains will continue to evolve in the bottle.

Illudium

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11.50% ABV
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Illudium is a rich, complex English-style old ale that is aged for six months in a cognac barrel. Sweet, dark and potent with vinous notes and an alcohol warmth, Illudium is highly sought after as only a small quantity is released each January. (Description provided by company)

Curmudgeon Old Ale

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9.80% ABV
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Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then oak-aged. The result is a strong, rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable. (Description provided by company)

Adam

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10.00% ABV
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Adam is a recreation of a historic beerstyle. Originally made in Dortmunder, Germany, it was the first beer I produced when I opened Hair of the Dog. Rich in flavor, Adam is best served as a dessert beer. It is great with chocolate or cigars, or just a warm fire and good company.

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