As winter fades into Spring I think it's important to have one last hurrah for the king of winter beers, the Stout. Like many of you, my home beer fridge is filled to the brim with bottles of limited release beers that I'm just waiting for an excuse to open. Our fridge at Deacon Baldy's is not different. We bought up as much stock as we could for the winter and now as we find the thermometer rising we decided we need to celebrate the end of Winter and the arrival of Spring in the only way that is appropriate, tapping a bunch of huge, sticky stouts. We're tapping 10 big ass stouts next Saturday the 25th and since we've been told it's "not responsible" to try and hoard them all for ourselves, we've decided to invite you to help, andfor the record, yes, we know it will probably be warm. Here is what we'll have on tap in no particular order:

  • Prairie: Pirate Bomb - A Rum Barrel aged Imperial Stout on coffee, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and ancho chili peppers.
  • Saint Arnold: Bishop's Barrel 8 - A Russian Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels.
  • Goose Island: Bourbon County Stout - The 2016 Vintage of their seminal work; a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Brash: Vulgar Display of Power - A Monster of a Russian Imperial Stout
  • The Bruery: So Happens It's Tuesday - The more affable, if you can call 14.7% affable, version of their brewery only beer "Black Tuesday". An American Imperial Stout
  • Prairie: Paradise - An Imperial Stout aged on Coconut and Vanilla
  • Karbach: Good Golly Miss Molly Their "Three Legged Lab" Imperial Stout aged in Jack Daniels Barrels
  • Oskar Blues: Ten Fidy - Imperial Stout. The "lightest" of our 10 Stouts at a "meager" 10.5%.
  • Avery: Vanilla Bean Stout - An Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with 3 varietals of Vanilla
  • Epic: Big Bad Baptist - An Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels with cocoa nibs and coffee.