For those in the know, Between Two Evils Day is a once-a-year celebration of patience, craft and complexity. It's the day we end a year's wait and share the latest vintage of our barrel-aged imperial stout.
The 2023 edition of our annual barrel-aged imperial stout is here, a dual release featuring two new variants and a fresh look.
We worked with Lulo Coffee on both releases to find varieties that would pair well with the beer. Kevin's approach to coffee - which is usually to roast it very lightly and let the delicate, and more vibrant side of the coffee come through without a ton of roasted flavours. We landed on two coffees: Nasa Community Blend and La Mesa Blend combined - think big flavours of sweet cherry, chocolate fudge, and molasses with a really balanced level of acidity, and subtle roast.
You can find a straight coffee blend as well as a second release featuring toasted coconut and Tahitian vanilla elevating this beer to new heights of creaminess and featuring an intense and fruity fragrance, with notes of tobacco and rum.