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Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures and a Midnight Combine

$30.00

Desperate times call for desperate measures which is why although we aren’t opening right away we are launching two very special beers to hopefully ease the pain a little. These two beauties are projects which we had underway before the COVID-19 pandemic devastated our community. They have been lagering in the background while we have pivoted and aligned our efforts towards delivery and takeaway products. These beers have been a part of the change in plans and we’re now very excited to share them with you!

While the Imperial Stout was destined for a limited release in bottles, the Baltic Porter was originally slated only for in-house draught. We were in no rush to put the Imperial Stout on the market, but in these desperate times we must be lean and scrappy… Desperate Times Baltic Porter is a smooth 8.7% while Desperate Measures Imperial stout comes in at 10.4% so these beers aren’t lean but they sure are scrappy!

Midnight Combine” is an uncommon phrase, but is instantly familiar to most who have grown up on a farm. Running the combines into the wee hours of the night is often what a farmer has to do to get the job done. Farmers are measured and calculated in their work – thinking slow, considering all aspects, and putting in the time to decide what the best course of action is. Then, once a plan is made, the hard work starts and doesn’t stop until it’s done. The farmer’s stamina is like no other. This beer has been aged, taking its time to develop character, and has evolved into a delicious treat – a worthy reward for any all-nighter.

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That's right, all three of our limited-release bottled beers in one very special bundle.

Dark and chocolatey, Desperate Times is our unique take on a Baltic Porter, a popular style in the Baltic region from bygone times. This beer features a malt/hop recipe similar to an American Imperial Porter, but is brewed with San Francisco Lager yeast, and lagered cold for several months, which gives it a sweeter, maltier and more bready flavour profile than an ale. Full-bodied with a balanced bitterness, this beer is surprisingly deceptive for its alcohol level.

Desperate Measures is a dark barrel-aged Imperial Stout blend made for desperate times. Clocking in at 10.4% ABV, this ale is deceptively smooth and easy to drink, with dark chocolate, fruit, vanilla, whisky and oak character coming across in both flavour and aroma, all coming from the malts, hops and whisky barrels in which it was aged. This bottling run is a naturally-carbonated blend, which combines 15-month oak-aged and 3-month stainless-aged Imperial Stout batches brewed in 2018 and 2019.

Expect this beer to age well in bottle, growing smoother and more malty with time as flavours continue to mingle and hop character diminishes.

Midnight Combine” is an uncommon phrase, but is instantly familiar to most who have grown up on a farm. Running the combines into the wee hours of the night is often what a farmer has to do to get the job done. Farmers are measured and calculated in their work - thinking slow, considering all aspects, and putting in the time to decide what the best course of action is. Then, once a plan is made, the hard work starts and doesn’t stop until it’s done. The farmer’s stamina is like no other. This beer has been aged, taking its time to develop character, and has evolved into a delicious treat - a worthy reward for any all-nighter.

 

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