Location: 505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis When: Saturday, October 28th @ Noon
Modist Brewing has garnered their fair share of awards and accolades over the course of their short tenure. One of their more highly anticipated releases is their annual “Lord Humungus” Imperial Rye Stout. “Borne from the blood and fire of the Wasteland,” this year’s version is made from more than 53% Malted Rye, Chocolate Rye, and Caramel Rye, clocking in at just under 12%. These will only be available at Noon in very limited quantities leading into the evening’s Halloween festivities. The night will feature live performances from Chalk, Black Widows, BloodnStuff, and Savage Aural Hotbed, all for the price of $5. Make sure to get there early if you plan on buying a bottle of Lord Humungus, click the link below for more information.
We are back at it with a new Brew of the week. This brew featured above, might possibly be one of the best imperial stouts around. Bell’s Brewery has released a limited amount of their 30th Anniversary Ale’s, which is an Imperial Stout. This brew is modeled after their Expedition Stout, which is an ode the brewery’s 30th birthday.
After pouring into a glass, I couldn’t help but notice the thick motor oil color of this one. As you can see, absolutely no light shines through. With little to no head, the 30th anniversary ale was ready to drink on the spot. The brew had flavors of fruits and dark chocolate, with nicely roasted malts – all while sitting at a solid 11% ABV. For a brew this strong, it was as smooth as ever. After recently having the 2015 edition of Surly’s beloved Darkness – I firmly believe Bell’s has a better beer on their hands. If you come across a six pack of these, they are a must try. Enjoy!