Avery Brewing Company: Tweak (2017) Batch #4

Style: Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Special Notes:  Coffee added, and aged for four months in bourbon barrels.

Hops: Columbus

Malts: Special B, Roasted Barley, Black, Aromatic, 2-Row

Yeast: Westmalle Belgian Ale

ABV: 16.0%

IBU: 65

Availability: Good luck!

@untappd says: 4.42/5

All of my BCB hunting had me tweaking for a barrel-aged stout!

All week long, I’ve been hunting and collecting the Goose Island Bourbon County Brand releases, knowing that I probably won’t get to taste their bourbon barrel-aged goodness until at least January. That seeking built up a thirst for something barrel-aged, chocolaty and with the consistency of motor oil… Delicious, 16% ABV motor oil.

When you need a good stout, you can’t go wrong with Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company. They’ve been putting out incredible beer since 1993, and today’s beer is no different. The Tweak has a backstory as interesting as its recipe. Avery has a famous stout they used to brew called Mephistopheles’ Stout (I had a bottle from 2007 on the Windowsill earlier this year). It’s a hefty whopper of a stout, indeed. What better to make a hefty stout better than to barrel age it?

Avery Brewing Company: Tweak
I knew this beer would kick my ass, but damn! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

That’s where the Tweak comes in… sort of. It was first brewed under a different name, Meph Addict. As you can imagine, that name did not come without controversy. It sounded like something Walter White would be concocting, and not a craft brewery. The decision was made to change the name to Tweak, which is still a Methamphetamine reference… if you want to get technical.

That being said, this beer was pretty awesome. It’s aged for four months in bourbon barrels, resulting in a viscous, oily, boozy and chocolatey stout, with really great notes of coffee, to boot. I’m so glad I picked it up. It really hit the spot, and damn near knocked me on my ass!

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. Avery Brewing Company: Tweak (2017) Batch #4 . All of my BCB hunting had me tweaking for a barrel-aged stout! . All week long, I’ve been hunting and collecting the Goose Island Bourbon County Brand releases, knowing that I probably won't get to taste their bourbon barrel-aged goodness until at least January. All that seeking built up a thirst for something barrel-aged, chocolaty and with the consistency of motor oil… Delicious, 16% ABV motor oil. . When you need a good stout, you can’t go wrong with Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company. They’ve been putting out incredible beer since 1993, and today’s beer is no different. The Tweak has a backstory as interesting as its recipe. Avery has a famous stout they used to brew called Mephistopheles’ Stout (I had a bottle from 2007 on the Windowsill earlier this year). It’s a hefty whopper of a stout, indeed. What better to make a hefty stout better than to barrel age it? . That’s where the Tweak comes in… sort of. It was first brewed under a different name, Meph Addict. As you can imagine, that name did not come without controversy. It sounded like something Walter White would be concocting, and not a craft brewery. The decision was made to change the name to Tweak, which is still a Methamphetamine reference… if you want to get technical. . That being said, this beer was pretty awesome. It’s aged for four months in bourbon barrels, resulting in a viscous, oily, boozy and chocolatey stout, with really great notes of coffee, to boot. I’m so glad I picked it up. It really hit the spot, and damn near knocked me on my ass! . ABV: 16.0%, IBU: 65, Rotating availability . @untappd says: 4.42/5

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