El Segundo Brewing Co is set to release a new American Imperial Stout, and they’ve dropped some hints about beginning to bottle their sought-after brews!
The South Bay brewery will unveil Standard Crude, a 10% imperial stout, this Friday, December 21st in their taproom. To celebrate the tapping of their first 10%ABV brew they are tapping a few other special beers including their Two 5 Left double IPA, $3 pints of Vanilla Stout on cask, their excellent Blue House IPA, Citra Pale, and – my favorite – White Dog IPA!
The brewers have this to say about the new stout:
An American Imperial Stout.. since, why should the Russians get all the recognition! All malted barley with just a sprinkling of oats for texture. This beer is roasty throughout with many deep undertones of blackberry, cassis, tobacco and leather. The layers of malt reveal themselves one by one as the beer changes in the glass. Take your time with this one. Enjoy now, or lay it down in your cellar for a few years!
Bottles will be available mid-January.
Did you catch that little tidbit at the end? That’s right, ESBC has started running their bottling line, and according to an update on El Segundo owner Tom Kelly’s Facebook page the Standard Crude stout is the first to go into 22oz bombers with “White Dog IPA slated for January and Citra [Pale Ale] soon after.”
This is the second new big stout being bottled from the newer LA breweries after Beachwood BBQ announced that they were releasing their GABF medal-winning Tovarish Russian Imperial Stout in bottles.
We’ll provide more updates on the bottling and the new beers as hear about them.