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Avery Mephistopheles’ Stout Batch 9 arrives this week

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Avery Mephistopheles’ Stout Batch 9 arrives this week

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Avery Mephistopheles’ Stout Batch 9 arrives this week

Press Release: (Boulder, CO) – Mephistopheles’ Stout is back just in time for Christmas and though it is as black as a lump of coal, you’ll be merrier and more red-faced than old Saint Nick himself if you get a bottle of this 15.4% ABV monster in your stocking. The first shipments of this year’s Mephistopheles, Batch No. 9, are leaving the Avery Brewing Company this week and should hit shelves and taps at select locations around the country by Friday (yeah Friday the 13th). First brewed in 2005, Mephistopheles was the third installment of the Demons of Ale series. After creating The Beast Grand Cru and Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale, Adam Avery decided he wanted the third demon to be a massive stout unlike any other. One of the most distinguishing ingredients is the beer’s Westmalle Belgian yeast strain, which produces layers of esters and phenols that create much of the beer’s complex flavor. The grist bill is focused mainly on roasted and black malts making it dark and rich. There is also a small amount of Special B, a specialty malt, added for a touch of raisin-like sweetness. The result is a massive and complex stout with notes […]

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