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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Roots Epic Release Tonight

The Beer
Epic starts not with the brew kettle, but earlier, when the Roots men smoke 55 pounds of Munich malt in a smoker of their own creation ("a special stainless perfrated contraption"). The fuel for the fire is cherry wood that has been soaked in 18-year-old Glenlivet, cognac, rum, as well as cherries. They spend a week smoking the malt, hand turning 3-pound batches every 15 minutes for four hours. They use a massive amount of malt to brew the beer, resulting in a 14%, 80 IBU monster ale.

The Release - 6pm
Tonight's the release party, and it's probably going to be a madhouse. Bottles (just 40 cases!) are available only at the brewery. You can also get a 10 oz glass (according to the brewery; Angelo says it's 8.5). Either way, at 14%, it's a mighty pour. Careful if you're driving, particularly if the roads go wrong. I'd encourage you to come tomorrow in order that I might have easier access to the beer, but I know that's a fool's request. See you there--

Roots Brewing
520 SE 7th
503-235-7668

7 comments:

Samurai Artist said...

Thanks for getting the word out Jeff. Apparently the magnum bottles are now $45 and the 22's are $22 dollars. If you miss it we will be selling bottles at Belmont Station soon!
Hope to see you at Roots tonight!

joe said...

The beer is fantastic! I think Jeff's price guess was for the 3L jerobeam(sp?) which the don't sell now, replacing them with the 40oz magnum. Either way it is worth every penny.

Anonymous said...

Um . . . there are 50 ounces in a Magnum not 40. So it's a dollar an ounce for the 22 ouncer and $.80 an ounce for the magnum.

By the way Samurai Artist, that is by far the most attractive beer bottle/label I have ever seen, especially with the white wax giving the "snow capped" effect that matched the label perfectly.

You've got some serious talent!!!!

Jeff Alworth said...

there are 50 ounces in a Magnum not 40

Is that true? Samurai Artist was the source of my 40 ounce factoid. I can correct it if I'm wrong. Maybe I'll clarify in any case.

Samurai Artist said...

I didnt say how many ounces were in the magnum which is 1.5 L, i trust your right on it being 50 oz

Anonymous, thanks for the compliments, i look forward to doing many more special bottles for them, including the Flanders Red coming soon, i have had it and it is amazing.

Anonymous said...

1.5L = 50.8oz., and GDI, how could I miss out on this?! That's what I get for going off the grid for a week… *shrug* snow/ice does that to me.

-anónimo

Anonymous said...

Err, 50.7oz rather.

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