Drake's Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
When you’re staring into the black depths of today’s two Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts, all you’ll hear is the deafening call of The Void beckoning you to plunge in.
The booze lords at Drake’s Brewing — known for crafting some of the highest ABV brews in all of California — designed these heavy-hitters to be big, boozy, and unbeatable. When The Void first appeared, it was even named one of Craft Beer & Brewing’s 17 Best Beers of the Year!
And today, this beloved beer takes on two different forms: First, the roasty and decadent Rye Whisky Barrel-Aged variant with its astronomical 17.5% ABV. Second, the flavorful and fruit-kissed Sherry Barrel-Aged version with its warming 14.5% ABV.
The brewers created these boozebombs with the purpose of completely enveloping their drinkers in decadent darkness. Though each variant of The Void promises different rewards.
You may hear the call of the Rye Whisky Barrel-Aged sipper and reach for its depths first. If you do, your impulse will be met with a roasty bounty. Aging in the Barrels for 16 months imbues this 2019 Vintage with endless layers of warm caramel, silky vanilla, and the spice of toasted oak.
One drink of the oil-thick liquid is all it takes to send your palate falling through these Whiskey-laden layers.
Mind you, the sweet song of the Sherry Barrel-Aged elixir is not any easier to ignore — 16 months in Sherry Barrels gives this variant a delicate, vinous edge. The chewy thickness of the Stout appears first, followed by a flood of bittersweet grapes and Sherry’s wine-like heartiness.
Whichever one you choose to dive into first — Sherry or Rye — multiple additions of Belgian Candi Sugar will help ensure The Void keeps you aloft with satisfying surges of sweetness.
Outside of California, it’s near impossible to come up against any form of The Void — even locals in the Bay Area won’t see these bottles anywhere but in Drake’s taproom!
Now is your chance to experience The Void, so snag your stash of Sherry and Rye and show them off to your boozy barrel-fiending friends. They’ll never believe their eyes when they see you with the hard-to-find, high-gravity bottles of infinite blackness — but they’ll sure as hell believe it once they get a taste.
I know you can hear The Void calling you now, but will you give in and take the leap?
*Stow an extra bottle of each variant away in your cellar so these behemoths can mellow out and their flavors can deepen!