It’s been a long wait for Holy Mountain‘s bourbon barrel aged imperial stout release. There was speculation that it would tie in with their recent anniversary party, alas we were relegated to a delicious new table sour aged with grapefruit. But we didn’t lose hope, it was only a matter of time, and now the time has come. This Saturday (2/27), Holy Mountain will release Midnight Still, their bourbon barrel imperial stout, in 500ml bottles. The beer is a blend of 2 different batches, one aged for 15 months and the other for 6 months in 13 year old Elijah Craig barrels. The release begins when they open at noon and bottles are limited to 4pp. A single keg of Midnight Still will be available on draft in the taproom.
Info on Midnight Still from Holy Mountain:
We’re excited to announce the bottle release of the first blend of Midnight Still, our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. 500ml bottles of Midnight Still will be available at Holy Mountain on Saturday, February 27th starting at 12 noon. A single keg of Midnight Still will also be available on draught in the taproom.
When conceptualizing Midnight Still, our goal was to create a 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that never incorporated “fresh” beer in its blends. The first batch of Midnight Still was brewed in October of 2014 and laid down in Kentucky bourbon barrels where it aged for 15 months. The 2nd batch was brewed in July of 2015, laid down in Kentucky bourbon barrels, and aged for 6 months. This blend of Midnight Still incorporates beer taken from both batches and clocks in at 12.5% abv.
Bottles of 2016 Midnight Still will be $16+tax and the limit will be 4 bottles per person. As with the last 2 bottle releases at Holy Mountain, there will be a single line which will enter from the alley (West) side of the building. Anyone purchasing bottles can take their bottles and exit through the taproom exits. Bottle sales will be separate from draft sales for approximately three hours (12pm – 3pm), after which any remaining bottles will go on sale through the taproom. As in the past on bottle release days, the taproom will forego usual table service for service at the bar.