We couldn’t leave well enough alone, could we? We took Dark Subject Matter – our silky smooth adjunct-free American Imperial stout – and aged it in bourbon barrels.
The result is roasty, toasty, boozy and sweet barrel-aged stout that’s pretty darn perfect paired with a fine cigar, a hot fudge sundae or just by itself.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a collaboration between three fast friends – ASW Distillery, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine / BoxCar ATL and Monday Night Brewing. We pumped a big (10%) imperial milk stout into ASW Duality Double Malt whiskey barrels and let it age.
Sit down. We’ve got to talk. The simplest way to describe Dark Subject Matter is an adjunct-free American Imperial stout. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. With 2-row, Munich and chocolate malts in the mix, this beer is roasty and toasty like most stouts. Chocolate is prevalent on the nose, and this beer is silky smooth. Pair it with a hot fudge sundae, a fine cigar or your favorite true crime podcast.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, but with more stuff in it. This one will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen with the aroma and flavor of apples, cinnamon…and bourbon.
It’s our Bourbon-Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, but with more stuff in it. This small-batch version is inspired by the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, with more stuff in it. This version is our take on the classic pairing of maple syrup and smoky bacon. For that extra added jolt, we also added locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee.
Cinnamon is a versatile spice. You can stir it into oatmeal , add it to chili, and even snort it (not recommended). We thought we’d add it to our already delicious Drafty Kilt as a special treat. The addition of locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee and cocoa nibs makes this treat even more indulgent. Refined notes of spice and dark chocolate abound, making this beer perfect for a cold winter (week)night.
Overnight Celebrity is an 11.5% ABV imperial porter aged in maple bourbon barrels with espresso beans and coconut. With aromas of macadamia nut and dark malt on the nose, this beer hides its alcohol content well. The sweetness of the maple syrup stands up to strong coffee flavors, while subtle coconut notes blend well with the vanilla and oak characteristics of the maple bourbon barrels.
Sympathy Weight is a classic wee heavy scotch ale aged in maple bourbon barrels. With aromas of chocolate and raspberry on the nose, this 12% ABV ale has a smooth mouthfeel. The sweetness of the maple syrup balances the smokiness of the malts, resulting in a sultry, layered ale.
Sit back, relax and cruise. I’m On A Boat is an easy drinking golden ale that’s enjoyable floating on the water, or hanging on shore. A low ABV crusher, I’m On A Boat is brewed with Pilsner malt and wheat for a crisp and clean drinking experience. Finished with Lemondrop hops for just enough bite…but at only 20 IBU’s, you’ll need to keep your cooler fully stocked.
Entente Cordiale represents a rare truce between the French and English. This English-style Barleywine Ale has been aged in French Cognac barrels, marrying the best of both worlds. Ugandan vanilla beans, orange peel, and cocoa nibs add further depth.
Ask the Brewer: Entente Cordiale
Throw Out the Playbook on Barleywines: Monday Night Entente Cordiale Just Changed the Rules (Beer Street Journal)
A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.