As if it were not enough to have Underdark Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout available on tap and for sale this Saturday, February 1, Intuition Ale Works has just released a guest beer list that is in and of itself astounding. The list has beers from such luminous breweries as Funky Buddha, Founders, Bell’s and even Rodenbach.
Underdark is Intuition’s annual release beer and, in its short history, it has garnered a rabid following. The beer began as an amped up version of the brewery’s King Street Imperial Stout but, according to brewer Andrew Cattell, has evolved into its own recipe. Once brewed the beer is then aged for a year in a variety of bourbon barrels.
But, the artistry on this beer does not end there. The week before it goes on sale, Cattell and the brewery staff carefully drain each barrel and blends them together creating a single, phenomenal flavor profile. The beer is then bottled for the big release party.
Like the brewery did for its anniversary party in November, they will close King Street for the party that runs from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. Bottles of Underdark will be available on a first come, first served basis for $15 each. The brewery is also selling vertical two-packs of the brew containing one 2013 and one 2014 bottle.
The guest beers announced for the party include:
Cigar City Brewing Don Gavino’s Big Guava (guava ale aged in Chardonnay barrels)
Funky Buddha Brewery French Oak Hop Gun (American IPA)
7venth Sun Brewing Highly Suspicious (Belgian strong dark ale)
Founders Brewing Company Backwoods Bastard (Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels)
Rodenbach Grand Cru (Flemish sour ale)
Stone Brewing Co. Imperial Russian Stout
Dogfish Head Beer Palo Santo Marron (American brown ale)
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Third Coast Old Ale (American barleywine)