Leinenkugel Releases Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
wine enthusiasts, home brewers and other taste-adventurers are about to get
a hearty helping of Big Eddy brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing
Company. Leinenkugelís released Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout in limited
edition the in 2010, and now the Big Eddy family is expanding. In 2012, Big
Eddy fans can look forward to three brand-new robust brews in this craft
series: a Double India Pale Ale, a Baltic Porter and a Scotch Ale.
Inspired by the Big Eddy Spring, the lifeline of the Leinenkugelís brewery in
Chippewa Falls, Wis. since 1867, the Big Eddy brand offers beer drinkers
complex, yet balanced flavors beyond the mainstream. The Russian Imperial Stout,
available November to January, is a deep mahogany brew featuring 11 different
malts, espresso and mocha character and finishing with toffee and molasses
ďAt Leinenkugelís, weíre always brewing adventurous new styles and flavors for
our drinkers, and our Big Eddy series certainly fits the bill for a unique
flavor experience,Ē said Jake Leinenkugel, fifth generation brewer and president
of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. ďThe Russian Imperial Stout is a big
beer with a rich history, and it pairs extremely well with a variety of meats as
well as chocolate desserts. We know Big Eddy fans have been eager for its
return, so weíre thrilled to add to their excitement by sharing three new Big
Eddy Series beers next year.Ē
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout ages well and is reminiscent of the 18th century
Russian Imperial Stout style that contained extra malts and hops to act as
preservatives during long voyages from England to Russia, where it was served in
the royal court. Brewed with 11 different malts including Munich, Carmel,
Chocolate, classic Pale and Pale Ale, this Russian Imperial Stout provides a
rich, dry character, perfectly balancing Big Eddyís hoppy assertiveness.
Warrior, Summit and Glacier hops create a bold tribute to the characteristic
intensity of the flavor.
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout will be available in Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Kansas,
Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, and Arizona. The stout, which is 9.5 percent ABV, will
be available in four-pack bottles and on draft for a limited time.
Leinenkugelís will share more details about the three new Big Eddy Series beers
at Facebook.com/Leinenkugels in early 2012.
Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Leinenkugelís, brewed in Chippewa Falls, Wis., since 1867, is the leading craft
brewer in the upper Midwest. Year-round offerings include Leinenkugelís Honey
Weiss, Sunset Wheat, Berry Weiss, Leinieís Red, Creamy Dark, Original, Light,
and Leinenkugelís Classic Amber Lager. In addition to Big Eddy Russian Imperial
Stout, Leinenkugelís offers three limited-release seasonal beers, including
summer favorite Leinenkugelís Summer Shandy, Oktoberfest, and Fireside Nut
Brown. For more information on the rich history of Leinenkugelís, visit
www.leinie.com or join Leinie loyalists at www.facebook.com/leinenkugels.