Two Roads Brewing Company: Igor’s Dream

Two Roads Brewing Company: Igor's Dream

Style: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Special Notes: Versions aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels, Absinthe Barrels, Armagnac Barrels and Ruby Port Barrels.

ABV: 12.0%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untappd says: 4.27/5 (Rye whiskey version)

We have a brand spanking new brew on the Windowsill today!

As I mentioned on the blog yesterday (check out the link in my profile), Stratford, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company released the Igor’s Dream—and its variants—today. I managed to snag all three 2019 versions (the rye whiskey barrel-aged, the ruby port barrel-aged and the absinthe barrel-aged), as well as the 2017 Armagnac barrel-aged version for my buddy @galleycookinbeersnob. For those of you who missed the blog post, and are curious, the beer is named after Igor Sikorsky, who emigrated to the United States from Russia back in 1919, and founded one of the greatest aviation companies in history.

Two Roads Brewing Company: Igor's Dream
How good are these variants gonna be? (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

My day started out super cold. I arrived at Two Roads at about 8:05 AM, and it was 22 degrees. As advertised, tickets for the bottles went on sale at 9:00 AM sharp. I bought my five tickets, paid and got myself some coffee and a sausage, egg and cheese from the 744 Express Food Truck in the parking lot, and headed to my car. The nice part about the way Two Roads does their releases is that once you have your tickets, you’re all set with your guaranteed beer. I was able to snag the tickets and then go home and do a couple of errands. When I was ready, I went back to pick up the bottles.

When I came back, I was ushered to the big glass doors at the back of the taproom, and down the stairs into the actual brewing area, where tables were set up with all of the bottles of Igor’s Dream. I quickly went table to table, got my bottles—I put them into the free big bottle tote bag that Two Roads handed out to everyone who bought bottles—and went out the back door and back to my car. Easy as pie!

I haven’t tried any of the beers yet, but I couldn’t wait to show them to you guys. I’ll do a full review of the Igor’s Dream if and when I pop them open.

Check out more photos of the versions on my Instagram page!

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. Two Roads Brewing Company: Igor’s Dream . We have a brand spanking new brew on the Windowsill today! . As I mentioned on the blog yesterday (check out the link in my profile), Stratford, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company released the Igor’s Dream—and its variants—today. I managed to snag all three 2019 versions (the rye whiskey barrel-aged, the ruby port barrel-aged and the absinthe barrel-aged), as well as the 2017 Armagnac barrel-aged version for my buddy @galleycookinbeersnob. For those of you who missed the blog post, and are curious, the beer is named after Igor Sikorsky, who emigrated to the United States from Russia back in 1919, and founded one of the greatest aviation companies in history. . My day started out super cold. I arrived at Two Roads at about 8:05 AM, and it was 22 degrees. As advertised, tickets for the bottles went on sale at 9:00 AM sharp. I bought my five tickets, paid and got myself some coffee and a sausage, egg and cheese from the 744 Express Food Truck in the parking lot, and headed to my car. The nice part about the way Two Roads does their releases is that once you have your tickets, you’re all set with your guaranteed beer. I was able to snag the tickets and then go home and do a couple of errands. When I was ready, I went back to pick up the bottles. . When I came back, I was ushered to the big glass doors at the back of the taproom, and down the stairs into the actual brewing area, where tables were set up with all of the bottles of Igor’s Dream. I quickly went table to table, got my bottles—I put them into the free big bottle tote bag that Two Roads handed out to everyone who bought bottles—and went out the back door and back to my car. Easy as pie! . I haven’t tried any of the beers yet, but I couldn’t wait to show them to you guys. I’ll do a full review if and when I pop them open. . ABV: 12.0%, IBU: N/A, Limited availability . @untappd says: 4.27/5 (for the Rye)

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Two Roads Brewing Company to Release Igor’s Dream 2019 on Saturday, January 26

Two Roads Brewing Company

With new breweries popping up seemingly everywhere, the Connecticut beer scene is doing better than ever. This weekend, however, it’s a classic that’s making the big news. You might want to get yourself to Stratford this Saturday, January 26, because Two Roads Brewing Company is releasing the 2019 version of it’s famous Igor’s Dream, a rye whiskey barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout.

This will be the seventh release of the Dream, which is named after world famous aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Sikorsky emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1919, at the age of 30, and founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation—one of the most prolific aviation companies in American history. Among the company’s many accomplishments is the design and production of America’s first viable working helicopter, which Sikorsky flew himself in 1939. Why is Two Roads so obsessed with the Russian immigrant? The company’s headquarters are also in Stratford. This beer is just Two Roads’ way of paying homage to a true Connecticut hero.

So what can you expect this Saturday? Head over to Two Roads’ official site to check out their list of things to know for this release, but here’s a quick summary:

How do I buy the Igor’s Dream?:

Ticket sales for bottles will start at 9:00AM (Cash, credit and check accepted), and the doors to the brewery open at 10:00AM.

What versions of Igor’s Dream are coming out this Saturday?

Igor’s Dream aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels (limit 3 per customer, $20 per bottle)

Igor’s Dream aged in Absinthe Barrels (limit 1 per person, $25 per bottle)

Igor’s Dream aged in Ruby Port Casks (limit 1 per person, $25 per bottle)

You can also pick up several different vintage versions for previous years. See their info page for full list.

That’s so early, though. Will there be coffee?

Yes. 744 Express Food Truck will be there for you.

Anything else cool?

Yep. Starting at noon, the Sikorsky Historical Archives and CT Air & Space Museum will be displaying some cool stuff and signing bottles. Master Brewer Phil Markowski will also be signing bottles. Also, 10% of all pint sales will be donated to the Sikorsky Historical Archives, and there’s going to be a raffle for an Igor’s Dream Swag Bag that benefits the CT Air & Space Museum!

Head over to Two Roads’ Instagram for more info, too!

Two Roads logo courtesy of Two Roads Brewing Company

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When: Wednesday, November 22 at 12:00PM

Where: Half Full Brewery – Stamford, CT

What: Half Full Brewery – Without Rhyme or Reason – Amelia (WROR #1)

What’s up, Window Sillers? Half Full Brewery, which is located on Homestead Avenue in Stamford, CT, is getting set to release the first cans in its new “Without Rhyme Or Reason” series on November 22nd at noon, and I got an exclusive pre-release six pack to review for you!
Continue reading “Half Full Brewery Kicks Off the Without Rhyme or Reason Series!”