A Note on This Beer
Cycle Brewing is so small, their taproom can only fit 49 of their most devout, Dark Beer sippin’ fans. Fifty if they pack in real tight and keep it on the down-low.
But they say big things come in small packages, and when it comes to Cycle and their pantry of barrel-aged brews, this old adage rings 100% true.
From the double-digit ABVs and mouth-watering adjuncts, to their massive 4.21 UT brewery rating, these Floridian flavor-makers continue to blow the minds (and palates) of craft fans all over the Sunshine State.
But unless you spend a lot of time down in Gator Country, you probably haven’t heard of Cycle. And unless you trek down South, you might never get a chance to experience their barrel-aging prowess.
Which is why I hopped on the first flight to St. Petersburg, Florida and brought back not one, not two, but THREE of Cycle’s most decadent and hard-to-find brews to share with you all!
No need to try and cram that extra person into Cycle’s tiny taproom in the sticky Florida heat! ‘Cause this box of Bourbon Barrel-Aged goodness is coming straight to your door. Cheers to that!
Here’s what you get:
Tuesday 2019 Barrel-Aged Vanilla Imperial Stout - 11% ABV - 1x22oz bottle
Loaded with 2.2lbs of vanilla beans in every Bourbon Barrel, this brew brims with enough creamy, vanilla goodness to rival a scoop of vanilla gelato.
But this massive 4.36 UT-rated sipper goes way beyond single-scoop decadence.
Cycle ages it for over 12 months in top-shelf Bourbon Barrels and every sip is like a liquified fudge cake drizzled with Bourbon-vanilla icing and served warm with homemade whipped cream. Holy freakin’ yum, Batman!
*Rated 4.36 on Untappd; 93/100 on BeerAdvocate
Wednesday 2019 Barrel-Aged Raspberry Imperial Stout - 11% ABV - 1x22oz bottle
Who needs “Wine Wednesday” when you have a bottle of this boozy raspberry-soaked sipper tucked away in your cellar?
Brewed with nearly 200lbs of tart and juicy raspberries in each batch, this 4.17 UT rated brew will have your lips smacking happily with each jammy sip.
Over 12 months aging in top-shelf Bourbon Barrels imparts notes of whiskey spice and oaky vanilla that mingle with the jammy fruit and rich layers of gooey ganache. Hints of woody char and roasted espresso swirl around waves of raspberry juice so bright and fruity, Wednesday might just be your new favorite day of the week!
*Rated 4.17 on Untappd; 92/100 on BeerAdvocate
Thursday 2019 Barrel-Aged Blueberry Imperial Stout - 11% ABV - 1x22oz bottle
Brewed with 26 lbs of ripe, juicy blueberries in each batch and aged for over 12 months in top-shelf Bourbon Barrels, every sip is like a liquified chocolate cake topped with a bourbon-berry compote.
And with a dangerously smooth 11% ABV, this jammy brew is the only thing you’ll be thirsty for this Thursday!
But don’t go inviting all your buddies over just yet — this is one sweet brew you’ll want to indulge in all by yourself.
*Rated 4.25 on Untappd; 92/100 on BeerAdvocate
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