Halloween is just a few weeks away, and pumpkin beers are everywhere. Avery has an even better trio of beers that are season-appropriate: The Demons of Ale! These beers will assault your taste-buds and keep you warm on these chilly Fall nights. The labels are really cool and mysterious.
The first is Samaels Oak-Aged Ale. This beer is relatively low in bitterness (41 IBU), high in oak flavor, and 15.3% alcohol by volume. It is only brewed once a year in limited batches. I purchased my stash of these beauties at the brewery in the summer of 2011. I tried one and will let the rest age for a few years.
The Beast, a high-gravity Grand Cru Ale. This wonderful beer has 68 IBUs of bitterness and is 14.9% ABV. It is brewed only once a year (on August 1st) in limited quantities. I found one from 2005 at a local beer store. Yum!
Finally, there is the top demon beer: Mephistopheles' Stout. This fallen angle is an imperial stout extraordinaire at 107 IBUs and 16% alcohol. What a treat. The beer is also only brewed once a year on December 1st. The bottle I found was from 2007.