And we've moved back into the super stoked category of existence. Fresh off the Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal for our 15th Anniversary Ale, we recently learned of a couple of other awards at the World Championship of Beer in Chicago that were enough to make the team's collective day.
First of all, these guys can write. Here's what they had to say:
2015 Big Island Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine: Platinum Medal. 97 points. "Cloudy color. Aromas and flavors of melted chocolate, caramelized nuts and yams, sweet and peppery spices and mint, and gingerbread pudding with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity body and a warming, very long vanilla custard, caramel frosted fruit cake, whisky soaked nuts, and pepper finish. A big, broad-shouldered bourbon-barrel behemoth of a beer."
15th Anniversary Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale: Gold Medal. 95 points. "Brown color. Attractive, sweet aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, caramel fudge, and latte with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity sweet medium-full body and a warming, elegant, long coconut custard, vanilla, and pepper finish. A lush, chewy, chocolatey bourbon-barrel aged stout in the classic BCS style.
2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Jubilee Scotch Ale: Gold Medal. 91 points. "Dark cloudy walnut color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate mousse, roasted nuts, and dark caramelized fruits with a chewy, bright, petillant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-long rum raisin cake, figs, and pepper finish. A decadent, boozy bourbon-barrel aged treat."
We may have a few of these gems in our cooler. Only one way to make sure: see you soon if not sooner.