Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Amsterdam Brewing Co. Set To Release Tempest Imperial Stout in LCBOs

Toronto, ON

The Amsterdam Brewing Company will release their highly sought after Tempest Imperial Stout on Monday October 22, 2012 to a select number of LCBOs across the province. At just over 13,000 500mL bottles, Tempest is a limited run and expected to sell out of stores very quickly.

This is the second beer out of Amsterdam’s Pilot Brewing system, headed by Iain Mcoustra, to make it into the LCBO (the first being Boneshaker back in May of this year). First brewed in 2010, Tempest was only sold out of the Amsterdam Brewery retail store and was an immediate hit. Since then, only 2 other batches of Tempest have been brewed, one of which is destined for LCBO shelves this Monday.

Unique to Ontario, Tempest Imperial Stout is brewed with rye, wheat, oats, roasted barley, dark crystal, marris otter and chocolate malts. Warrior, centennial, and cascade hops provide bittering and aroma in this big malt body beer. Cellared for three months prior to packaging, Tempest has a bracing bitterness that quickly blends with deep malt notes and a slight spiciness from the rye malt. At 100+ IBU, Tempest blends the drinkability and smoothness of a British stout with the aggressive hops and bold flavors of an American example of this style. The warming finish is perfect for our Canadian fall.

Each bottle has been hand dipped in black wax and will cellar well for up to 3 years.

Tempest Imperial Stout (LCBO #291100) is sold at the LCBO and the Amsterdam Brewery retail store (now at 45 Esandar Dr. in Leaside) in 500mL bottles for $5.95 ea.


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