Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back in Double Black!

No, I'm not talking about my favorite rock band AC/DC (although they are coincidentally coming out with a new album next week called Black Ice)...

I'm talking about Double Black Stout from Redhook Ale Brewery. After being MIA for eight years, Double Black Stout is back! But only for a limited time. This bad boy of brew will be released nationwide the first week of November and will remain available until February '09... or until supplies run out.

According to the press release (I've never had this beer and I have no idea what it tastes like, so if any of you have... chime in!):

Originally created by the brewery in 1995, Redhook stopped producing Double Black Stout in 2000 and craft beer enthusiasts have been reminiscing about it ever since. Double Black Stout is a smooth, imperial stout enhanced by the addition of rich, flavorful coffee and dark malts to create a big, roasted flavor. The beer can be found at specialty food stores and beer markets for $4.99 SRP per 22 oz bottle.

"For eight years now, Double Black Stout fans across the country have clamored for its return. We decided to go one step farther and use it to launch an entire series of limited releases," said Doug MacNair, brew master for Redhook Ale Brewery. "By giving Double Black another chance to shine, we're raising a glass to our craft beer heritage - and we think our loyal drinkers will be very happy with the result."

If that weren't cool enough... after the Double Black Stout has left the building, Redhook will crack open three more "limited release" beers throughout 2009. Developed by Redhook's expert brewers, these unique craft beers will be different than anything the brewery has ever created. The next limited release will hit shelves in March 2009.


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