Portland, OR – Just a few days ago Lompoc Brewing made this announcement, Lompoc C-Sons Greetings has arrived.
One of the most anticipated beers of the year, C-sons Greetings is a higher alcohol version of Lompoc's popular C-Note Imperial Pale Ale, brewed and dry-hopped with even more of the seven "C" hops - Crystal, Cluster, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Challenger. It features a deep copper color with a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. The full hop flavor and endless developing hop presence are balanced by a rich caramel malt finish. This is a big one at 8% ABV.
Released on November 11th, the brewery celebrated by hosting a party at their Sidebar (3901 N Williams Avenue) barrel-aged tasting room. Of course they didn’t stop at just the one release. Featured side-by-side with C-Sons Greetings was their other annual favorite, Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine was originally brewed in December 2009, then aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 10 months and cellared for another 13. The dark amber-colored barley wine features a soft oak character with notes of raisins and figs. Get a designated driver, this beer comes in at 9.7% ABV. This beer was named in honor of legendary publican Don Younger.
Look for both Bourbon Barrel-aged Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine & C-Sons Greetings Imperial Pale Ale on the shelves starting now.
And for those that are a little miffed to miss the free snacks and chance to sample some limited edition Lompoc beers, the brewery will be having another party.
Lompoc will release seven more holiday beers at a release party on November 29, and its Hanukkah beer, 8 Malty Nights, on December 14. For more information, visit www.newoldlompoc.com.
As always if you don’t find Old Tavern Rate or C-Sons Greetings on the shelves, ask your grocer to buy some!
The New Old Lompoc opened on May 6th, 2000. But the Old Lompoc Brewery (as it was formerly know) has been producing handcrafted ales and lagers since December 1996, while the tavern has been open since 1993.
The name originally came from the movie ‘The Bank Dick’ starring W.C. Fields and Mae West. Most of the movie took place in the ‘Old Lompoc House’, which was the local watering hole as well as a boarding house.