The South Bay’s favorite brewpub has just announced the first bottled release of their award-winning beers. The acclaimed Tovarish Russian Imperial Stout from Multi GABF Award winning Brewmaster Julian Shrago will see the insides of 22oz bottles next month!
Beachwood BBQ has been a respected and lauded operation since opening its doors in Seal Beach, and when the brew-pub expansion opened in Long Beach there was a near immediate fervor over the ales coming out of Shrago’s 10 barrel system. Julian is most well-known around town for his extensive line-up of hop-bomb IPAs and double IPAs, and at this year’s Great American Beer Fest his beers scored both a gold and a bronze medal for the Udder Love milk stout and El Verano saison respectively. But it is fan-favorite Tovarish – a bold and roasty Russian imperial stout with an addition of Portola coffee – that is the first beer to be bottled by the team.
Here is what the Beachwood team has to say about their first ever bottle beer release:
Well craft beer fans, you asked for it and it’s finally here—Beachwood Brewing’s first bottled brew, Tovarish Russian Imperial Espresso Stout will be released on December 14, 2012 at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Tovarish was carefully crafted by Beachwood Brewing’s brewmaster and co-owner, Julian Shrago. Brewed on Beachwood’s 10-barrel system, Tovarish is a highly coveted beer! Tovarish is a bold Russian imperial stout brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley, heaping amounts of roasted barley, and specialty malts. It is finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with a custom roasted coffee blend by Portola Coffee Lab in Costa Mesa, CA. “Tovarish is a very special brew to the Beachwood family and we’re looking forward to sharing the love,” concludes Shrago.
The bombers of the 11.5%ABV stout will retail for about $20, and they should be available before Christmas around town. Co-owner and founder of Beachwood BBQ Gabriel Gordon adds, “We are so excited to start bottling Beachwood’s beers for customers to take home, enjoy, and share with their friends. This is just the first of many more to come.”
Which beers from Beachwood BBQ and Brewing would you like to see them bottle next?