Fort George Brewery – Rye Whiskey Cavatica Stout
2013 Limited Edition 4-packs Now On Sale
(Astoria, OR) Each year, to coincide with Fort George Brewery’s Stout Month, Fort George will be releasing a new barrel-aged version of the big, bold Cavatica Stout. 2013’s edition, the Rye Whiskey Cavatica Stout, is truly a work of dark art. Aged 6 months in Heaven Hills whiskey barrels, the house Cavatica Stout emerged incredibly smooth and deeply layered with heavy caramel, vanilla, peat and oak flavors. At 9.2% ABV, it will definitely warm the soul.
Fort George Brewery’s Festival of Dark Arts, held on Saturday of President’s Day weekend, marked the release of these limited edition 4-packs of 16-oz cans. Any remaining 4-packs will be sold on the Fort George Online Store. Each is hand-packaged, and includes a letter-pressed, personally signed and numbered card from the brewers with a story as dark as the stout itself. The custom black box, designed specifically for shipping, is adorned with spiders and reinforces the theme – dark. Upon first sight, these look like normal Cavatica Stout cans, but the stamp of Rye on the bottom of each one will fend off beer afficionados none the wiser.
Cavatica, named after the lead spider Charlotte A. Cavatica in E. B. Webb’s classic Charlotte’s Web, is a massive 8.8% stout – the flagship in Fort George’s stout lineup for February. Fort George is no stranger to stouts as every February is declared “Stout Month.” The Astoria brewery concocted 14 stouts for 2013 and hopes to make even more for next year.
This year’s limited edition vintage began with a trip to Portland’s Hair of the Dog Brewery, where the staff scored some fresh Heaven Hills Rye Whiskey Barrels direct from Kentucky. The Stout was immediately transferred into the barrels, where it aged for 6 months.
Sold only in 4-packs of 16-oz cans, for $19.95 (+ shipping). Limit of 4 per order. Shipping subject to State law. For more info head to fortgeorgebrewery.com