“Hangar 24’s turning 4 and we’d love to have you celebrate with us. Join us for a year that’s even better than the rest with more food, more music and a bigger variety of beer than ever before. We’ll also be releasing our surprise 4th Anniversary beer. The party’s sure to be great but what makes it even better is the support that we are able to provide to a local charity. Proceeds from our Anniversary Celebration will benefit the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California.”
Barrel Roll No. 4 – Hammerhead is coming tomorrow from Hangar 24 on the heels of # 3 Pugachev’s Cobra. Here is the word on Hammerhead which involves loops and almost stalling a plane.
“A well executed HAMMERHEAD is smooth and dramatic. This beer is no exception. Hammerhead is a big, complex, American-style Barleywine featuring two English caramel malts and four American hops. Hammerhead’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed.”
I purchased this bottle on Christmas eve and it tasted better than the tap! Hangar 24 is a rapidly growing brewery that is doing some great stuff and has a wonderful airport location. I have also been impressed by their Helles and on the other end of the spectrum, the big Pugachev’s Cobra Imperial Stout.
On to the review: