March 4: Dark Horse Stout Party
Come by to sample each one of Dark Horse’s stout series. Each one is completely different, showcasing the wide variability found within the stout style. Each brew is thoughtful and well-executed; no novelties here.
One Oatmeal: Made with malted barley and oatmeal, this stout is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head. ABV 7.0%
Too Cream: Made with milk sugar (lactose) which gives this beer a nice creamy mouth feel which mingles with hints of chocolate and roasty flavors. ABV 7.5%
Très Blueberry: Made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry with lots of blueberry aroma. ABV 7.5%
Fore Smoked: Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). Full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, & a smokey almost BBQ finish. ABV 7.0%
Plead the Fifth Imperial: Big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and balanced with heavy hops. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, This stout is in a league of its own! ABV 11.0%
Additionally, we will be featuring a tasting plate with items custom selected to bring out different aspects of each beer.
March 16-21: Barrel Week
Barrel Aging: When you take a beer and age it in a barrel (be it new or one that once held bourbon, wine, or even maple syrup), it inevitably picks up the flavors of the barrel itself (or what the barrel once held), creating a complex and incredibly nuanced brew.
It’s a time consuming process that produces amazing results. So amazing, we have decided to celebrate it for an entire week! Each evening, 2 barrel-aged brews will be tapped, culminating on Saturday evening with Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout. These brews are rare, very hard to find, and incredibly delicious. Don’t miss it!
The lineup (as it stands thus far)
Arcadia Shipwreck Porter
Bells Le Contrabassiste
Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)
Founders Backwood Bastard
Greenbush Barrel-Aged Terminator X
Griffin Claw Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin
Griffin Claw Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Kuhnhenn (Beer TBD)
Latitude 42 Barrel-Aged Double Chin
New Holland Dragons Milk Firkin
Right Brain Looping Owl
Right Brain Woody Stowaway
Rochester Mills (Beer TBD)
Shorts (Beer TBD)
Stay tuned for updates, as well as the specific release schedule!
The Barrel Challenge: Any customer smart enough to come down each evening and try each beer will win a free WhichCraft Taproom t-shirt (due to their high ABV, we will include 4-oz samples). Take it one step further and opt for full-pour drinks and earn the title of Barrel Master (and a custom-made t-shirt announcing to the world your expertise in barrel riding). Participants will receive a punch card on which to track their progress!
Will you ride the WhichCraft Barrel to glory?