Just days after releasing the newest version of Assassin, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.’s quadfecta of famous stouts will be complete this year.
In various posts on its Twitter page, the Decorah, Iowa-based brewery has confirmed that SR-71, Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (KBBS) and Morning Delight will all be released at some point during 2018.
— Toppling Goliath (@TGBrews) April 6, 2018
Morning Delight is a 12 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with coffee and maple syrup that was first released as a draft-only option in 2011. The stout was packaged in 12-ounce bottles in 2013, while the 2015 and 2016 incarnations were sold in 22-ounce bottles and the 2017 version were released in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles on Aug. 19, 2017.
In an email, Toppling Goliath founder Clark Lewey told Tenemu that this year’s version will be packaged in two-packs of 22-ounce bottles priced at $100 with a one pack limit and is expected to be released “sometime around the Great Taste of the Midwest (GTMW)” that is being held on August 11 in Madison, Wis. via online lottery.
Next up is KBBS, a 12 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with coffee aged in bourbon barrels that debuted in 2012. The stout was last released last year, when it was packaged with the brewery’s Assassin barrel-aged imperial stout (12 percent ABV) and sold to 1,000 winners of an online lottery. According to Lewey and tweets on the brewery’s Twitter page, this year’s version will be via a silent release with fans notified by a “tweet at midnight for a regular opening the next day” and that the bottles will be priced at $100 each with a one bottle per person purchase limit.
Finally, SR-71 is a 14 percent ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. First released in 2013, the stout’s moniker comes from Toppling Goliath founder Clark Lewey’s time spent in the Air Force and is named after the ultra-secret Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” supersonic aircraft developed in the 1960’s.
According to Lewey, SR-71 is “one project we do not discuss”, but that bottles will “most likely” be distributed via a silent release and a price as not been determined yet.