I’ve been a big fan of Snipes Mountain since a night at Beveridge Place Pub a year or two ago where I sampled several barrel-aged sours and met the very friendly head brewer, Chad.
So when word was strategically leaked by the good folks at washingtonbeerblog.com that some of his barrel-aged beers were making it to bottles, I earmarked my beer budget. And blind-bought all three on a quick walk to Bottleworks on a Tuesday afternoon.
I won’t copy-and-paste these beers’ descriptions from the above link (check it) but I will say Terror is a “French Provincial Stout” with tons of different fermentables aged in various barrels. And Roza is a barrel-aged barleywine.
In addition to the Bottleworks release event I missed, Chad also brought his creations to Chuck’s. The weather was cold, my wife and daughter were occupied, and so I stopped in to sample the beers on draft.
Both the Terror variations were available, both were incredibly different and both were outstanding.
Chad again was more than willing to talk about his beers and was obviously pleased with their reception. So friendly and approachable, I always enjoy my encounters with him. (I talked with him briefly at Belgianfest in the past as well.)
I was tempted to buy more bottles.
But there’s that darn budget.
(Word is some sours might make it to bottles in the future as well. You know I want ’em.)