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Thursday Tap™ – Avery Brewing Samael’s Ale

This week’s Thursday Tap™ will let you start at the finish line. It’s Avery Brewing‘s Samael’s Ale, an English barleywine that packs quite a punch at 15% ABV. A perfect summer brew, this oak-aged, strong English-style ale is brewed with Columbus, Fuggels hops and two-row barley with a super-caramelly malt finish. From the Avery Brewing website:

“Perhaps the least hoppy (sacrilege here at Avery!!) beer we’ve brewed, to accentuate the malt. The oak is very apparent in this rich and high gravity ale, adding additional depth and complexity with a woody and cask-like nose and a pronounced vanilla flavor on the palate.”

Jimmy is tapping at 5 p.m. and this rare keg is available while supplies last.