Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) has officially announced that it will recognize Valentine’s Day with a Limited Bottle Release featuring Bourbon Vanilla Lie To Me Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout on Saturday, February 8.
Returning as a barrel-aged variant in 2020 to make your Valentine’s Day extra special, this year’s batch of Lie To Me is an Imperial Stout layered with notes of dark chocolate and cherry and then aged in bourbon vanilla barrels. This added step produces an experience that “boasts smooth and decadent dark chocolate cherry and subtle vanilla notes with hints of oak and bourbon.” Coming in at a warming 9.8% ABV, the full-bodied Bourbon Vanilla Lie To Me is best enjoyed when shared “with someone you love – or someone who just really loves beer.”
Bourbon Vanilla Lie To Me will officially release at 11 a.m. on February 8 at Big Storm’s Pasco, Pinellas and Cape Coral locations. This Limited Release offering will be available as long as supplies last in 750ml bottles and on draft during this release. Big Storm will also have a limited amount of vintage bottles of 2018 and 2019 Lie To Me available for purchase during this event (quantities are limited). Bourbon Vanilla Lie To Me is a brewery-only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for Bourbon Vanilla Lie To Me from Big Storm Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; February 8, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.8%
Featured Ingredients – Dark chocolate & cherry
Treatment – Aged in bourbon vanilla barrels
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, Big Storm Brewing Co. (Clearwater, Florida) will begin the limited release of Lie to Me Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout in 750ml bottles.
To properly recognize and celebrate Valentine’s Day, the folks at Big Storm Brewing Co. have created Lie to Me as a craft-brewed love letter that is overflowing with sensual decadence. This Imperial Stout’s “bittersweet chocolate and subtle fruit” aromatics engage in an intoxicating dance with flavors of “cherry tang . . . [and] cocoa sweetness” to charm and seduce its drinker. At 11% ABV, Lie to Me proves to be a full-bodied, velvety experience that is sure to hold your attention.
“The 2016 release of “Lie To Me,” was so successful last year that we produced more this time,” said founder Mike Bishop. “We had a line waiting at the door when the taprooms opened at 11 a.m. and sold out within an hour,” he continued.
Both Big Storm taproom locations (Pinellas – 12707 49th Street N, Clearwater, Florida; Pasco – 2330 Success Drive, Odessa, Florida) will have “a very limited amount” of Lie to Me Chocolate Cherry Stout available for purchase beginning on February 11. This offering will be packaged in 750ml bottles for $14.95 each (limited to two bottles per customer). Lie to Me will also be available on draft in the taprooms, but growlers fills will not be an option. If this limited release of Lie to Me has piqued your interest, you should probably heed Big Storm’s words of advice: “Don’t delay – she is smooth, malty and only here for Valentine’s Day.” Prost!
Vital Information for Lie to Me Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout from Big Storm Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Forecast Series, beginning February 11, 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs & cherry puree
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 73
Availability – 750ml bottles and on draft exclusively at Big Storm Brewing Co. taproom locations