For the “finale beer” of our tasting, Patrick and I chose a Big Beer Series beer that was first released in 2012 and has received rave reviews ever since. Zinneke, a Belgian-style Imperial Stout partially aged in bourbon barrels. If that doesn’t make this beer worthy of being our finale beer then the story behind it will. In this video we slowly sip and admire Zinneke’s complex flavor profile all while discussing the story behind it’s label, and how it went from Short Batch #10 to being brewed again and partially aged in bourbon barrels. Then we pair it with 72% cocoa dark chocolate, talk about beers being added to the Big Beer Series in 2014, and then conclude the tasting. All in all the tasting and interview went quite well and I sure learned a lot about and gained a new level of appreciation for Smuttynose Brewing Company as a result. I hope that by watching this series you can also experience this same result. Cheers!
Stats: ABV: 8.4, IBUs: 50, availability: Rotating
P.S. I am working on recruiting more NY based brewery representatives to film similar series of videos.