Brewery Release: Bellingham: Get It Now ... Aslan Brewing's 10,000 Battle Axes Belgian Strong Dark & Aslan Azacca Fresh Hop IPA

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image courtesy Aslan Brewing


image courtesy Aslan Brewing

10,000 Battle Axes
 
9.9% ABV (WINE) 8.7% ABV (WHISKEY)// 40 IBU // 1.080 OG
 
complex body + chocolate & molasses notes + 100% barrel aged
 
This dual release was once, and still fundamentally is, the same beer. A Belgian Strong Dark, fermented in stainless, then split into rye whiskey and Cab Sauv barrels. Each version was elegantly altered by the wood in which it slumbered for 10 months. The rye whiskey version, strong handed and American, aged on top of Aji Limo peppers, accentuates the whiskey burn. The Cab Sauv version, delicate and complex, continued its fermentation with a culture of Brettanomyces, has deep layers of dried fruit and earth.
 
Hops: Nugget
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black Malt, C-120, Carafa, Chocolate, Munich, Wheat
Adjuncts: Aji Limo peppers (whiskey version)

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Azacca Fresh Hop IPA
 
6.0% ABV // 50 IBU // 1.056 OG
 
medium body + pungent + unfiltered
 
This single malted IPA is hopped with fresh Azacca hops from Roy Farms in Yakima Valley, delivered from the source to the boil kettle the very same day. Notes of huckleberry, and mint accentuate the pungency of the beer.  While not a display of overusing fresh hops, this IPA showcases an appropriate usage to create an intense flavor/aroma experience.
 
Hops: Azacca, Chinook, Mosaic
Malt: Floor malted Maris Otter
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