It turns out that Bottle Logic Brewing’s extremely popular Fundamental Observation has a bigger brother, and it features the largest ABV of any beer in the brewery’s history.
The Anaheim, Calif.-based brewery has announced it will be releasing Fundamental Theorem, a 20.59 percent ABV “colossal, bourbon-soaked ” imperial stout that was aged in four successive sets of bourbon barrels over a two year period before being conditioned on a blend of both Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans. According to the Anaheim, Calif.-based brewery, the base beer was “a small reservation of the best tasting barrels from the third batch of Fundamental Observation.”
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Fellow Innovators! We’re thrilled to share the extraordinary details of our first Level III #StasisProject release, #FundamentalTheorem. In our perpetual search for knowledge and near-fanatical drive to explore and experiment, for our Fifth Anniversary we sought to create a colossal, bourbon-soaked rendition of #FundamentalObservation — the lightning rod Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout which has defined our first five years. Where #FundamentalForces was a study in altering the base recipe with mountains of additional fermentable sugars to achieve an imposing ABV, Fundamental Theorem remains faithful to the FO recipe and instead becomes a testament of time, of spirit, and of the barrels themselves. Fundamental Theorem began as a small reservation of the best tasting barrels from the third batch of Fundamental Observation. Over the last two years this same initial liquid has been guided through four successive sets of bourbon barrels, soaking in the bold bourbon spirit and pulling the charred caramel-vanilla essence from the oak as the liquid expanded and condensed throughout the seasons. At an otherworldly 20.59% ABV, this beer is not for everyone. It’s all bourbon, all barrel, and all elegantly aged and finished with a blend of velvety Madagascar and soft, floral Tahitian vanilla beans. We’ll have our Eventbrite sale site linked up this Sunday for a sale the following Sunday, 3/17/19. Pick up will take place at the brewery from 3/24 – 4/7, in person only, no proxies. Bottles will be $35.95, limit one per person. This will be the final #AcademyOfExploration bonus bottle. #ForTheFew #WOLV #WeekOfLogic2019
Fundamental Theorem is a member of Bottle Logic’s Stasis Project Series, which “celebrates the barrel as a fifth ingredient” and includes other notables such as Space Trace 2018 (13.6 percent ABV), Ground State 2018 (12.89 percent ABV) and The Lost Colony 2018 (12.5 percent ABV.)
The imperial stout joins two other variants of Bottle Logic’s Fundamental Observation: Fundamental Forces, a 16.2 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on Tahitian vanilla beans and aged in bourbon barrels for 16 months that was released in March 2017; and Fundamental Summation, a 13.8 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans sourced from Mostra Coffee as well as vanilla beans before aged in bourbon barrels that was released in May 2017.
According to Bottle Logic, Fundamental Theorem will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($35.95) and will have a one bottle per person purchase limit. Interested parties will have the chance to order tickets redeemable for bottles on March 17 via an Eventbrite page that will be announced this weekend and bottle pickups will start March 24 with no proxies will be allowed.