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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters' Park Release
The Lomaland Fermentorium
San Diego, CA
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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters' Park Release
Modern Times Beer is stoked out of our frickin' gourds to announce the release of a gnarly new barrel-aged beer. Monsters' Park--our hulking, cantankerous 13% ABV imperial stout--was aged in freshly dumped Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for 5+ months. A second version was created by adding a heavy dose of fresh, house-roasted Black House Blend coffee beans. A third version was created by adding toasted coconut & cocoa nibs.

Black as oil and thick as blood. A vigorous pour produces a two finger, deep brown head. The mouthfeel is very full, with healthy, prickly carbonation. The aroma pops big time: major notes of bourbon, oak, chocolate, and toasted nuts waft out of the glass. The flavor is very powerful, with bourbon & roast malt leading the charge, followed by vanilla-y oak, caramel, dark chocolate, and those toasted nuts again. The finish lingers for days, with sweet malt and bourbon dominating. A seriously intense but very well-rounded barrel-aged imperial stout. The roasty intensity of Monsters' Park is a beautiful match for the sweetness of bourbon.

We learned from our first experience adding coffee to barrel-aged Monsters' Park: this beer soaks up A LOT of coffee before it gets to the KA-POW level we're aiming for. So we added nearly 3 times as much coffee in two separate doses to make it really pop. The coffee aroma leaps out of the glass in combination with the intense oak & bourbon notes. The flavor is drenched in fresh coffee, but not so much that it completely overshadows the amazing, chocolatey base beer. The roasted notes in Monsters' Park combine with the coffee to produce a markedly intense flavor, like a chocolate covered espresso bean turned up to 11. The finish is coffee & sweet malt all day, with a noticeable vanilla oakiness & caramel hard candy coming through as well.  

Wow, did this beer ever take a lot of work, but it was totally worth it. We toasted all of the coconut ourselves and went to great lengths to source the perfect combination of cocoa nibs. Needless to say, the results are spectacular & anything but subtle. It pours pitch black with a menacingly dark head that dissipates very quickly due to the fat from the coconut. The flavor and aroma are completely saturated with coconut & chocolate, but blend harmoniously with the strong bourbon & roast malt notes. This beer is explosively flavorful and completely coats the palate with coconut, milk chocolate, toasted bread, dark honey, and roast malt. Truly amazing.

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Starting Thursday, March 19th 2015 at 10:00am, you will be able to purchase tickets good for up to 1 bottle of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters' Park, 1 bottle of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters' Park w/ coffee, & 1 bottle of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters' Park w/ coconut & cocoa nibs. You will be able to pick-up your bottles at the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room during the period from 12pm on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 until 10pm on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made to either the bottle limit, nor the pick-up window. You cannot pick-up your bottles at the North Park Flavordome. **Any bottles not retrieved by Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 will be surrendered back to the brewery (no exceptions).**

Your tickets admit you to a release party on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room starting at 12pm. This will be the easiest and most fun day to pick-up your bottles. We will have some cool stuff on-tap, and it'll be a damn good time. If you've been meaning to visit us to buy some of our super rad tulip glasses, a couple bags of our awesome house roasted coffee, and a shirt or two, this is the time to do it.

In order to pick-up your bottles, you will need to show your valid photo ID; it must be your ID and the name must match that of the ticket buyer (i.e. only you can pick up your bottles; no proxies). Any sales that attempt to work around the bottle limit will be voided. Only purchase bottles if you are 100% positive you can pick-up your bottles within the pick-up window; any bottles not picked up before May 26th, 2015 will be surrendered back to Modern Times Beer.

Please note that we will not issue refunds, exchanges, or returns. All sales are final.

We will not ship the bottles. Bottles must be retrieved at the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room during regular tasting room hours between 12pm on Wednesday, March 25th and 10pm on Tuesday, May 26th.

Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Modern Times Beer reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason or to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item.

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The Lomaland Fermentorium (View)
3725 Greenwood St.
San Diego, CA 92110
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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