Announcing Eschaton

We’re proud to announce the release of Eric Johnson’s latest creation and our third beer*, Eschaton, releasing on draft-only (for now) in Athens and Atlanta/Decatur this week. Here’s a preview of the not-yet-government-approved bottle label:

Some places we hear that it will be available (we’ll keep updating this list thru next week) before this first small batch runs out:

DRAFT: Brick Store Pub, Cypress Street Pint & Plate, The Porter, The Fred @ Taco Mac-Prado, Taco Mac-Perimeter, Taco Mac-Metropolis, Taco Mac-Kennesaw, The Square Pub, Midway Pub, Thinking Man Tavern, Trappeze

GROWLERS (32 oz only): Ale Yeah!, The Beer Growler (Athens & Avondale), Hop City, 5 Points Growlers (Athens)

FESTIVALS: Hotoberfest (general tasting!), Athens Craft Beer Festival, Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Here’s the very juicy details:

Eschaton is a Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale Aged on Pinot Noir Oak Chips – 10.5% ABV, 20 IBU, 22 SRM
How about a big, malty beer that evokes a good red wine and with a drier finish than you’d expect at 10.5% ABV?

Eschaton is a one-of-a-kind oaked all-malt Quadrupel (or “Belgian Strong Dark” if you prefer) that abounds with dark fruit and pit fruit flavors as well as earthy spiciness. Vanilla oak and warm viniferous notes assert themselves as the beer warms to reveal additional layers of delicious complexity.

Eric’s suggested food pairings:  Lamb, rabbit, duck, Stilton cheese, Belgian chocolate, tart fruit desserts.

Follow us on Twitter or on Facebook to get up-to-the-minute updates when these very-limited first kegs go on tap at various establishments.

* Yes, we know technically this is our 4th beer if you count Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale (which will return this winter again, draft only). But since we plan to bottle Eschaton as soon as we can make enough of it and keep it available year-round, it’s really the 3rd member of the roster. Whew!

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  1. CommanderSuds
    CommanderSuds says:

    “Yes, we know technically this is our 4th beer if you count Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale (which will return this winter again, draft only).”

    Some of us also like to count as being among the roster and encourage the fond remembrance of the Ode To Mercy infused with Coffee and Oak at the ACAT earlier this year.

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  2. Jud
    Jud says:

    Went to your special dinner at the Sundial. Loved it! I have lived in Belgium for many years and travel to England several times a year. Let There Be Light is a great English style Pale Ale. Ode to Mercy, while an American Brown Ale, compares very favorably to the rich Brown Ales from Shepherd Neame in Faversham, Kent. Invocation reminded me of Flemish Primitive — very, very good. Eschaton compared very favorably with Struisse Broers Kabert. Finally, the Chocolate Orange Stout was absolutely stunning. Not for the uninitiated, however. Compared favorably with Malheur Grand Cru. Excellent evening. Kudos to Eric.

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