A brand new collaboration between Bottle Logic Brewing and Greece-based Seven Island Brewery was inspired by the flavors found in traditional Greek baklava.
That beer is Reverse Engineering 2021, a 15.56 percent ABV bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with a “unique selection of malts” before being fermented with Flying Bee Ranch’s Orange Blossom Honey and finished “through successive recirculations of walnuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios.” The new joint effort is meant to celebrate the Antikythera Mechanism, “the ancient first attempt at an analog computer discovered in 1901 in a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera and dated to about 87 BC.”
Reverse Engineering 2021 is a member of Bottle Logic’s Stasis Project Series, which “celebrates the barrel as a fifth ingredient” and includes other notables such as Concentrated Solution 2020 (20.59 percent ABV), Equivalent Dose 2019 (13.49 percent ABV) and Arcane Rituals 2019 (13.59 percent ABV.)
According to Bottle Logic, Reverse Engineering 2021 will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($24.95) and will have a purchase limit that will be decided closer to the release. Interested parties will have the chance to order tickets redeemable for bottles on March 7 via Eventbrite with bottle pickups starting that same day.
In addition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bottle Logic is allowing proxies for this release as long as the proxy’s name and information is added at the time the tickets for the beers are purchased.