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The Bruery Is Preparing To Release The 19.5% Black Tuesday Beer


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Reminiscent of that dark, gloomy day in October 1929 that shook the world twice over, Black Tuesday, the beer, is causing widespread panic of its own. The beer that has been talked about for months is nearing reality as it is prepared to be released the final Tuesday of October. As was the Black Tuesday of 1929, this sucker is mean and it means business at a mind blowing 19.5% alcohol by volume. A beer so volatile, the only way to keep the general population safe at night was to confine it to bourbon barrels and hide them in a dark room to rest for over a year before being unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

Created on that now infamously dark Tuesday at The Bruery, using 2,500 pounds of grain, more than double any of the usual recipes, along with several different forms of sugar, Black Tuesday has grown into a massive, flavorful imperial stout that weighs in at a robust 19.5% alcohol. Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this midnight black stout is full of flavor: vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, licorice, prunes and sherry-like oxidation.” – TheBruery.com

Black Tuesday will be a brewery only release with a pre-sale price of $25 per bottle and $30 per bottle directly from the brewery, granted there are any left. There will be approximately 1,300 750ml bottles available and when they’re gone, they’re gone. For those unfortunate souls that miss out on this release, fear not as this will be an annual release and will be available again next year.


  1. Phil | Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    At 19.5% is that still considered a beer or a barley wine?

  2. Katie | Thursday, September 24, 2009

    Brew Dog, a brewery out of Scotland, makes an AMAZING stout called Paradox, aged in whisky casks. After trying a stout like theirs I no longer want a Guinness.

  3. Brian | Sunday, September 27, 2009

    I think it falls into a grey area, cause when you look too much into the style of both barleywine and imperial stout, it doesn’t really quite fit either of them perfectly. But the brewers style that they brewed this as was an imperial stout and I think that best fits it .. and it definitely tastes like an imperial stout as well.

  4. brandon east | Monday, September 28, 2009

    This is an amped up imperial stout – not a barleywine / ha, maybe a T(triple)RIS? The barleywine style is not defined by strength of ABV and to be honest the barleywine style is much closer to a Double India Pale Ale than a stout.

    Just had this at the GABF and it is simply the best imperial stout I’ve ever tasted – Patrick is blowing minds here.

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