The days are getting shorter and the temps are falling, but there is plenty of reason to rejoice this month. The holiday season is in full swing, the mountains are covered in snow, and Full Sail Brewing Company will release Bump in the Night, the first and newest beer in their 2011 Brewmaster Reserve line up. Bump in the Night is brewed in the Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) style and is the perfect companion for long winter nights. The array of dark malts present a full bodied beer with notes of cocoa and slight roast. It has a big floral citrus hop flavor and bitterness, reminiscent of an IPA. Bump in the Night will be available in specialty beer stores and pubs on draught and in 22oz bottles Mid December to March. ABV 6.5%, IBU 65.
“We are excited about our 2011 Brewmaster Reserve Line-up, as a small, independent craft brewer we have the freedom to be creative and explore new beer styles. It was our lead brewer, Barney Brennan, who suggested the style and we think it’s the perfect addition to our rotating selection of Brewmaster Reserve beers. Every eight to ten weeks we come out with a different beer that showcases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity,” said Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, Irene Firmat.
Full Sail’s 2011 Brewmaster Reserve Program will begin with Bump in the Night CDA. In February, the brewery will release Black Gold Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout as part of their vintage barrel aged series. Click here for a printable list of Full Sail’s 2011 Brewmaster Reserve beers.