Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is set to start selling their Cherry Adam from the Wood for the first time in bottles. Starting Saturday November 15, 2008 at 10am, dedicated beer geeks waiting in line will get to purchase the inspirational new beer. 100 cases (24 12oz. bottles) will be sold (one per customer) for $200 each. There also be other highly sought after rare HOTD bottles available as well including the beloved Fred From the Wood.
The sale will continue with an accompanied tasting of a variety of HOTD specialties until 4PM. Other items like wearables will be for sale as well.
I had the opportunity to taste the Cherry Adam From the Wood today and I found it to be an extremely complex vinous and robust beer. Nearly black in body with hints of chestnut and amber, the Cherry Adam employs whole unpitted cherries to give it a flavor profile ranging from tart to sweet and chewy. A deep malt spine is a predominant characteristic of this magnificent beer. Dark fruity esters ruminate in this slick-bodied brew. The finish is currently of a dry silkiness. Dry tannins linger and in a few years, after proper cellaring, the bold artisan flavor should be aged to perfection* and worth waiting for.
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