Members of American Solera’s Society club are getting the first—and perhaps the only—crack at a brand new blended stout.
Port Barrel Dilemma is a 12 percent ABV imperial stout aged in both port and whiskey barrels for 14 months. The new beer is a blend of two of American Solera’s most popular stouts: Dilemma imperial milk stout and Life’s Distraction imperial stout.
This is not the first time that one of American Solera’s beers has been made up of a blend of both stouts. Barrel Aged Dilemma—a blend of six different versions of Dilemma and Life’s Distraction—was released in August of last year.
According to American Solera, Port Barrel Dilemma will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($25) and is on sale with no purchase limit to members of the brewery’s club now. If all 1,200 available bottles are sold to members, then the stout will be considered a member-exclusive release; otherwise, any unsold bottles that remain after April 24 will go on sale to the public on April 26.