Saturday, March 28, 2009

Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout @ Foundry

Beer dork update - yesterday the Foundry tapped a keg of Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout. It's friggin' fabulous, especially in weather like this. I recommend you get there before it's gone.

Ethan was also kind enough to let us sample a treat. The Stout replaced Anchor's Old Foghorn Barleywine on tap, and when they changed out the kegs Ethan was conscientious enough to save the beer remaining in the lines instead of letting it go down the drain.

What resulted was a pitcher which was mostly barleywine chased with a little bit of Imperial Stout, and it tasted wonderful. Enough so that we experimented a little with it at home (I had bottles of Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine and Sam Smith Imperial Stout), and it is a great combo. I know, blasphemy, but don't worry--we drank most of the beer pure and as the brewers intended. We're not total heathens here.

Goes great with a homemade blue cheese Juicy Lucy with balsamic ketchup and chipotle fries (courtesy of my fiancee, who obviously rocks).

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