Saturday, December 12, 2015 is the first annual Black Sun Day at Tacoma Brewing Co. In celebration of its third year anniversary, Tacoma Brewing will be releasing a limited number of bottles of Black Sun Russian Imperial Stout. The bottles were printed by hand and no two are alike. The stout was aged in JP Trodden bourbon barrels for 18 months. On tap at the event, will be four variations of Black Sun made with coffee, chili, licorice, and cocoa nib. $20/bottle (22 ounce). Admission is free, however due to limited supply, Black Sun will only be available in 3 oz. pours (no growler fills). Guests may purchase a limited edition taster glass which comes with 6 tasting tickets for $20. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. Special guest beers will also be on tap for the event. The Rolling Crust will be on hand making pizza with their portable wood fired oven. The event goes from noon to 9pm at the Tacoma Brewing taproom: 625 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402. A portion of sales from the event will be donated to The Foundation for Tacoma Students, a Tacoma community nonprofit. Visit the Tacoma Brewing Facebook page for up to date details on the event.
Black Sun 2015 is a refined Russian Imperial Stout aged 18 months in JP Trodden bourbon barrels, and comes in a unique, handscreened collectible bottle. The huge size of this beer is belied by a light mouthfeel, low sweetness level, and very little alcohol burn. Flavors of cherry, chocolate, malt, molasses, oak, port wine on the palate and of course, tons of bourbon.
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