Calling all of our favorite beer lovers! How’s trying over a dozen specialty taps from your favorite breweries next Tuesday, 1/31, sound? Our Costa Mesa location invites you to join us for our Flight of Darkness special tap takeover from 5-10 pm! We'll have over a dozen speciality dark brews, a live DJ, and of course your favorite waffle sandwiches! If dark and delicious beers are your thing, you'll want to be here!
More on our VIP beers:
BA Standard Crude- El Segundo Brewing- 11.3%- 2016 Barrel Aged Standard Crude spent between 6 and 9 months in various bourbon barrels and was blended and bottled a few weeks ago. It has deep and complex malt tones that are well accentuated by a whisp of barrel character and looming bourbon tones throughout. Vanilla, cola, dark fruits, chocolate and hints of licorice take you on a flavor journey that only intensifies as the beer warms.
Maple BA Wreck Alley- Karl Strauss- 12.1%-
Angels’ Share- Lost Abbey- 12.5%- Down in Kentucky and across the pond in Scotland, distillers who age their whiskeys for many years refer to the evaporation of the spirits from their barrels as “The Angel’s Share.” We couldn’t agree more. Our Angel’s Share is a barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied brandy barrels. Each batch spends no less than 6 months aging in the oak.
7 Swans a Swimming- The Bruery- 11%- 7 Swans-A-Swimming is the 7th beer in our "12 Days of Christmas" series. For this verse of the story, we chose the path we don’t often take – we brewed to style. No bells, no whistles, just our best take on the Belgian Quadrupel style. Brewed with nothing but water, malt, yeast, hops and a bit of Belgian dark candi sugar, this beer may not be as out-of-the-box as some of our past winter brews, but it’s just as tasty. Rich and complex, this robust dark ale juggles notes of raisin bread, dried apricots, burnt caramel and roasted pecans. The sweet flavors provide a full body and the bright yeast wafts the sweet holiday notes out of the glass, into your life. 7 Swans-A-Swimming is a perfect holiday sipper.
Agave Maria- Lost Abbey- 13.5%- Using a blend of Anejo and Reposado barrels and aged for a minimum of ten months, Agave Maria has hints of black pepper, sweet sugar, oatmeal, and oak with an earthy, bitter smoked chocolate on the finish. The base beer, a new Agave strong ale, was created specifically to pair with the spiciness of the Tequila, adding a sweet honey-like quality to the beer.
Pugachev’s Cobra ‘15- Hangar 24- 13.5%- Get ready for an assault on your senses with PUGACHEV’S COBRA, an intense Russian Imperial Stout. This rich, black beauty with a thick caramel head is bursting with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee explode on your pallet. Three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup are combined in a truly unique brewing process to create complexity and depth. Once fermented, it’s then aged for eight months in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. This powerful concoction is designed to be enjoyed now with friends or cellared to perfection and savored in the years to come.
Pugachev’s Cobra ‘16- Hangar 24- 14.3%- see above
Lucky Bastard- Stone- 8.5%- Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale...with a perfect balance of the essence of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale. All in all, one awesome Bastard.
Anniversary XX- Firestone/Walker- 13.8% This year, 17 winemakers convened in late August to help create the blend for XX. As always, they were tasked with creating their own preferred blends, with all of these initial blends later being blind tasted on the group. After votes were cast, the blend by Scott Hawley of Torrin
Vineyard was deemed the winner and became the basis for XX. The Final Blend:
Parabola / Aged in New Oak and Bourbon Barrels / 40% of Final Blend
Stickee Monkee / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 20% of Final Blend
Velvet Merkin / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 17.5% of Final Blend
Bravo / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 12.5% of Final Blend
Helldorado / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 10% of Final Blend
So Happens it’s Tuesday- The Bruery- 14.7%- Our infamous Black Tuesday® stout is named in honor of the great stock market crash of 1929. So Happens It’s Tuesday is similarly dark and delicious, but in a more affable format, reminding us that there is always a bit of good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on. This beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments and seasons
2012 Smoking Wood Rye BA-14%- Brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt, and aged in rye whiskey barrels, Smoking Wood is a delicious demonstration of what wood has to offer when it comes to beer. This imperial smoked porter is brewed with a hefty amount of rye malt, contributing to a full body and light spiciness. Toasty oak, caramel and vanilla flavors balance the smokiness, contributing to an intense yet refined flavor profile.
So Happens It's a Tuesday - 14%- Our infamous Black Tuesday® stout is named in honor of the great stock market crash of 1929. So Happens It’s Tuesday is similarly dark and delicious, but in a more affable format, reminding us that there is always a bit of good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on. This beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments and seasons.
Java Deluxe- Ritual Brewing- 12.2%- For this year’s Java Deluxe we partnered with Augie’s Coffee Roasters out of our hometown of Redlands. The Augie’s crew has visited the farm of Carlos Montero and his family in the beautiful mountains of Tarrazu, Costa Rica for the past three years. With each trip comes a renewed love for his farm and the delicious coffee it produces. With notes of cherry and brown sugar, this unique coffee is a perfect complement to the huge flavors of this rich, silky, and complex stout.
Pizza Port- Strong Ale- 13%- Blend of Barrel Aged Birddog Barleywine, Barrel Aged Matchmaker Imperial Stout with Dates, Barrel Aged Nightrider Imperial Stout, and fresh Nightrider
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