5 O’Clock Shadow
Double Black Lager - Grand Teton Brewing Company - Victor, ID
pleased to announce the release of the 5 O’Clock Shadow Double Black
Lager, the newest of the Cellar Reserve series. Join us Wednesday
February 1st in our pub for the inaugural tapping of the first keg
at none other than 5 o’clock.
5 O’Clock Shadow Double Black Lager is brewed in the German
Schwarzbier (black beer) tradition. Schwarzbier is to lager what
stout or porter is to ale. Like those dark British beers,
Schwarzbier has long been considered nourishing and even curative.
German doctors often recommend Schwarzbier for nursing mothers. Our
Brewmaster, born in Munich, was the beneficiary of just such advice.
We have taken the traditional Schwarzbier, intended to be a “session
beer” with typically moderate alcohol, and almost doubled its
strength to 7.6% alcohol by volume. We brewed our version with a
fine balance of crystal and roasted malts and spiced it with noble
hops. We fermented 5 O’Clock Shadow at cold temperatures with a
select German lager yeast and cold-conditioned it for over four
months to create a velvety smooth, easy-drinking springtime brew.
The 5’OClock Shadow marks the first ever black and white label from
Grand Teton Brewing Company designed by our very own Kathleen
Hanson. It is complete with it’s own QR code directing consumers to
a homemade video about the brew.
This German lager pours a deep brown, almost black color with ruby
highlights. It has soft dark chocolate notes with hints of caramel
and a light roasty finish.
5 O’Clock Shadow pairs nicely with hearty, spicy foods. Try it with
barbecued, roasted or blackened meats and sausages. Steaks and
burgers, especially charred, will taste great. A cheese of choice
might be a fine Munster or even a buttery, well-aged cheese like
Gouda. For dessert we suggest a raspberry tart or ginger pear cake.
Original Gravity: 18˚
International Bitterness Units: 38
Alcohol by Volume: 7.6%
Color (Lovibond): 40˚