Announcing Eschaton

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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!

Nick Purdy