MALTS: NW Pale, British Pale, Roast, Flaked Barley, Brown, Chocolate,Munich, Black, Caramel
AVAILABILITY: Beginning Friday, December 16th, 2016
2016, the twentieth year of Silver City Brewery, has been far & away the busiest and most action-packed experience in company history. We've seen the revival of classic recipes such as Macfarlane's Scotch Ale and Copper Mountain Maibock, as well as brand-new additions to our solid frickin' lineup of year-round and seasonal beers including Nice Day IPA and Sesh Appeal Classic Lager.
It's only fitting that we kiss 2016 goodbye with an epic level of excellence that transcends time and space.
Time Traveller Imperial Stout
"Ideally, brewers interpret history, and through science they create art."
- Silver City Brewmaster, Don 'Big Daddy' Spencer
Time Traveller Imperial Stout is a beer for the ages. A style with roots in eighteenth century London, originally brewed for export to Russia, its intense roast malt character, sinister strength, and fruity esters may be enjoyed at the present, but will continue to develop when cellared for months or even years.
With a pour of the blackest of black, Time Traveller incorporates eight different malts in a cohesive symphony of roasty, bittersweet chocolate-like flavor. Despite its intense maltiness, the beer presents a crisp and dry texture, accentuated by a vortex of hoppy Chinook bitterness that serves as a counterbalance for all of the devilishly dark deliciousness. Timeless food pairings for an ale of such distinguished intensity include braised lamb shank (rare), garlic smashed rustic potatoes (skins mandatory), or any-and-all chocolate-based desserts. You might even consider a sidecar of fresh espresso.
What is time travel? According to Wikipedia (teachers, please don't hate), time travel is the concept of movement certain points of time, analogous to movement between different points in space. "That's great," you may inquire, "but how does that relate to Imperial Stout aside from the historical tradition?".
Have you ever experienced a moment in time... perhaps on a Friday evening as you close out your work week... where time dilates? You embark on an evening of grandiose plans and adventure, only to have the evening draw to a close seemingly minutes later. Singularities such as these are known to sometimes occur during bottle shares with friends, when one breaks into the delicately cellared ales of old. Philosophically, these ales could even be considered time machines, in-and-of-themselves. You awake the next morning only for those jovial times with hearty companions to be but a distant memory.
It is in this spirit that we christen our Imperial Stout "Time Traveller", as it pays homage to a style over 200 years old, in a tradition spanning the totality of human civilization, while continuing to develop over time in the cellar, and eventually taking its guests on a personal voyage through time and space.
Time Traveller Imperial Stout will be available at Silver City Brewery Taproom & Silver City Restaurant starting Friday, December 16th. Availability will extend to retailers and taphouses throughout Washington State where Silver City beer is sold throughout the following weeks.