Well, there was gonna be a coordinated attempt to release the news tomorrow evening at 5pm (everyone synchronize your watches!) but apparently the cat's out of the bag, the horse has left the stable, and any other variety of farm related metaphors that indicate that the word is out.
The word is this: Stone Brewing came down to New Orleans today to co-brew an Imperial Porter called "Pour Me Something, Mister!" which has a very interesting and diverse grain bill (will post pictures later) and Centennial, Nugget, and US Golding hops, dryhopped with Citra hops and also brewed with dried satsuma peel. It'll probably hit around 8% ABV. Got some Steen's molasses in there for fermenting sugars, whoo! California hops and Louisiana Steens and satsuma!
Come to the official announcement tomorrow night starting at 5pm, and meet the Stone brewers and have all your questions answered about this collaboration!
It looks like the debut of the beer will be on Saturday, February 11 at The Avenue Pub, which will also be during the first weekend of parades and the same time and place as the cask tapping of the beer that I, the Beer Bitch, collaborated on with Melanie, Head of Brewing Operations at NOLA Brewing. It all started when I mused that it would be interesting to see what the Seventh Street Wheat tasted like without the basil. Melanie said that they could put a cask together with another flavor profile, and I came up with dried satsuma peel and grains of paradise. So, a Beer Bitch vintage special cask!
Also, there will be a camera crew there filming me (...long story. But a good story!) and the general merriment. So, it should be a good time.
Lotsa doings a-transpiring!