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.
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.
TrimTab’s Imperial City Olde Ale is in the English style. Also referred to as a winter warmer, this beer balances dark fruit flavors against a background chocolate malt and a slightly sweet finish. It is meant to provide depth of flavor while having a surprisingly clean finish.
This beer has been waiting to raise its boombox and serenade you with Peter Gabriel tunes until you love it. And you will!
Our winter offering is here to quell your shivers and get you through the coldest of nights. A rich marriage of hops and barley to cast light upon the evening and melt your mind out of the snowdrifts.
Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round out and mellow with age.
Unobtanium is a barrel-aged English-style Old Ale that ages for six months in a bourbon barrel, soaking up all sorts of amazing whiskey character as well as hints of oak and vanilla.
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)
Velvet Evil is Devilshly Delicious. Old ale brewed with chocolate, raspberries, and coffee. (Description provided by company)
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 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.