A Note on This Beer
Can You Handle Over 20% ABV?
Buckle up! Today’s brew ain’t for the boring, lily-livered, basic folk.
You gotta be an adventurous drinker. A rough-neck with a palate for robust red wine. A sensitive soul, who’s not too proud to admit you love yourself some sweet honey.
And you’ve gotta be brave enough to thrust your hand right into the beehive to get it fresh — wearing a glove of course. You’re not the careless type, after all.
See, ‘round these parts (Pittsburgh, home of the mighty Steelers — the gritty blue-collar workers, not just the football team), folks seek out the exquisite. Like Strange Roots Experimental Ales’ Vine Alive.
To make it, the award-winning brewery starts with a hefty, semi-sweet base similar to their Hive Alive. It’s a taproom favorite, and so complex one sip will awaken your palate to possibilities you’d never expect from an ale.
Then, Strange Roots takes it even deeper by hiking up the booziness to an unheard of 20.3% ABV!
If that weren’t daring enough, the brewery ages the blend for a month in medium toast French oak barrels, then 6 months in Port Wine Barrels on mercilessly tannic Nebbiolo grapes. If you’ve never had Nebbiolo red wine, you’re in for a seriously bold treat that blurs the lines between dessert wine and beer.
Think you can handle a brew this bold, hotshot? Well then, step right up, make my day. Shoot, you’ll be making your own day, really.
Tavour strictly supports independent beer. Strange Roots Experimental Ales is certified independent by the Brewers Association