Long Dark Voyage to Uranus & LDV Coffee Vanilla

(THE FINAL DOUBLE DOWN)

“Doubling down is one of the most thrilling moves in Blackjack. It allows you to double your bet in the middle of a hand in exchange for one extra card. It’s a risky gamble. This can lead to more timid players avoiding the double bet, and more adventurous players making it far too often. It’s important to try and strike a balance between sensible safe play and risky double downs in order to maximize your potential.”

So why the heck would we double-down in the year of 52 beers? Well we aren’t exactly timid at Sawdust City and we’re into the adventure, after all, 52 beers just isn’t enough for us … I guess. So this week, we bring you not one, but two, new releases. 

Available in-store and online Thursday, November 14th.

Long Dark Voyage to Uranus

What’s in a name?

Uranus by any other name would smell so sweet. That was written many eons ago by Toftorg Golshop, Ruler of the Third Empire of Uranus on one of his many voyages to earth (it was stolen and rewritten by “you know who” sometime later).

And while on earth for one of those trips, Toftorg grew fond of the rich, robust stouts of Northern England. Designed to withstand the grueling voyage from Earth to Uranus, Long, Dark Voyage is an Uranal stout of the highest order. Tongue crushingly bitter and dry as a bone, this dark chocolate treat is quite dangerous and will sneak up on you from behind if you don’t keep your wits about you.

Enjoy the decadence of Uranus with a friend.

 


INGREDIENTS

WATER Pure Muskoka Water
BARLEY/MALT Canadian 2-row barley, Simpson’s DRC, Maris otter, rye, Munich II, flaked barley, carafa II, chocolate malt, dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, demerara sugar
HOPS Magnum, chinook
YEAST California

INFORMATION

A.B.V. 9.5%
O.G. 22.5°P
I.B.U. 60
S.R.M. 70
F.G. 5.5°P

 

LDV Coffee & Vanilla 

Our awesome Uranual Imperial Stout just got more awesomerer!  Still big and bold with flavour of chocolate and roast, with coffee from Quietly! and Vanilla.  You’re welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


INGREDIENTS

WATER Pure Muskoka Water
BARLEY/MALT Canadian 2-row barley, Simpson’s DRC, Maris otter, rye, Munich II, flaked barley, carafa II, chocolate malt, dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, demerara sugar
HOPS Magnum, chinook
YEAST California

INFORMATION

A.B.V. 8.5%
O.G. 22.5°P
I.B.U. 60
S.R.M. 70
F.G. 5.5°P

 

 

Sam’s Take 

Great Divide Brewing’s Yeti was the first beer that “blew my little mind.” I was in love with that beer. It made me want to brew a beer just like it. I just needed a place to do it. So when the opportunity came around to participate in the Iron Brewer Competition, I was given a “mystery bag” of ingredients. It was what was inside the bag that led me to brew an Imperial Stout. Along with all the malt and hops, one of the spices included in the bag was anise. So I decided to make an imperial stout with anise. Using the ingredients in the bag and Yeti as a template I put together the first LDV recipe. The original name of LDV was actually “Long, Dark Voyage to Ur-anise.” The beer was pretty good. It finished 5th out of 20 or 30 entries. I was proud of it. I liked the beer, I liked the name but I did not like the anise. So I dropped the anise and went with Uranus. The rest, as they say, is history.

We’ve brewed LDV for 8 years now. Over those years, we’ve done a number of different iterations and enjoy trying different variations using LDV as the base. Last winter, we brewed Coffee Vanilla LDV and then Chocolate Oak-Aged LDV. We really liked the version with coffee and vanilla so we decided to do it again this year using a similar recipe. We loved the coffee we got from Cut Coffee last year, but Lee Knutilla, the head roaster has since opened up a new shop called Quietly Coffee. We tracked him down and asked if he’d be into working with us again. He was and was even able to get us beans from Katia Duke in Honduras; the same farm we used last year. We feel this year’s version is even better than last year’s!