Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery and Side Project Brewing have combined not only their efforts and skills, but also two of their most popular creations into a brand new release.
The new beer is named Appervation, a 14 percent ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for 14 months. As the name suggests, the stout is actually a blend of one of each brewery’s signature stouts: Jackie O’s Dark Apparition Russian imperial stout (10 percent ABV) and Side Project’s Derivation imperial stout (15 percent ABV.)
“A conscious and meaningful brewing effort between friends and lovers of barre-aged beers; formulated as a blend of our signature barrel-aged stouts, we both selected techniques and ingredients that pushed both our skill sets,” reads the label posted on Jackie O’s Facebook page. “Inky, warm, dark and extravagant, swelling you into a deep abyss of liquid love.”
According to Jackie O’s Facebook page, Appervation will be packaged in 375ml bottles ($15.99) and will have a 12 bottle per person limit when it goes on sale on May 24 at both Jackie O’s Taproom & Brewery and Jackie O’s Brewpub & Public House.