Beginning at Noon on Saturday, April 8th, Fort George Brewery will release the latest Sweet Virginia Series bottle, Kentucky Girl Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. The brewery has bottled up 67 cases of this barrel-aged beer in 500 mL bottles that will be sold out its Lovell Taproom. There will be a one-limit case per person.
Kentucky Girl Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Stout is described as a roasty, chocolatey, oatmeal coffee stout with a rugged bourbon kick. The brewers used Brasilian Santa Luzia beans, locally roasted by Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters, that adds rich candy bar notes of caramel and nuts. Chocolate malts, oats, and molasses in the brew lend a sweet, yet balanced flavor. Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels those qualities blend together beautifully, with a smooth heat on the end.
The Sweet Virginia Series of beers are named after the “Sweet Virginia” pub system, this series allows the brewers to curate special recipes, perhaps using an experimental hop or a rare barrel or two, and then oversee that bottle project from start to finish. They select the beers to brew, plan the timing of release dates, name the beers, and at times even draw the illustrations for the labels.
Fort George Brewery 1483 Duane St. Astoria, OR 97103
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