In the 1600s, a mysterious religious order known as the Old Believers went underground in Russia after a series of reformations instituted by the Orthodox Church. The reformations ordered them to adjust the sign of the cross, alter the wording of certain chants and most egregiously, shave their bushy, flowing beards. As a result, the Old Believers went into hiding or journeyed to Siberia to live in isolation.
Our intense and complex Russian Imperial Stout is rich and warming enough to keep you warm on the coldest of Siberian nights. At over 11% ABV, it’s the highest gravity beer we’ve brewed to date, but the silky, slightly sweet notes of dark fruit, cocoa and black bread impart a consummate drinkability that belies its hefty strength.
To celebrate the release of this RIS, we’ll be holding an Old Believer Advent here at the brewery. Beginning November 29th – the first Sunday of 2015 Advent – we will debut Old Believer at the taproom. Each following Sunday in December, we’ll release a different single keg variant of Old Believer on draft only. We will announce the specific variants the week before they’re released. Old Believer will be available on draft and in 22oz bottles (no bottles or distribution of the variants)
11/29/2015 – Old Believer
12/6/2015 – Coffee Believer featuring Thou Mayest Brazilian Coffee
12/13/2015 – TBA
12/20/2015 – TBA
12/26/2015 – TBA