SCOTCH ALE WITH A TWIST!
wisconsin has a proud BEER heritage filled with INCREDIBLE history, LEGEND and brewing techniques — and bringing all of it to life in THE MOST dramatic way POSSIBLE is what #018 DEPTH CHARGE is all about.
FOR THIS ANNUAL ALE, brewmaster kirby nelson hearkenS back to an explosive spectacle lifted straight from the pages of old world history books — Stein Bier (translated, "stone beer").
"back when brewers only had wooden kettles to work with, you had to figure out a way to boil the wort without burning the kettle," explains kirby. "so they'd take granite boulders, heat them overnight in a hardwood fire, Then add them to the wort."
according to nelson, the process adds a slight, pleasant caramelization to the brew, while creating an impressive visual spectacle: "when you introduce a bunch of white-hot rocks to a pot of cool liquid, well, there's a reason we named it depth charge."
DEPTH CHARGE 2015
LAST JULY, Hundreds of beer lovers gathered at WISCONSIN BREWING COMPANY to view the spectacle. Nearly 800 gallons of wort were pumped into a huge metal kettle, while granite boulders, SUPER-heated in the brewery's firepit, were DROPPED IN BY crane. THE RESULTING ALE WAS JUDGED A GRAND SUCCESS. the VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES that weren't sold were aged in heaven hill bourbon barrels, and this "bourbonifide" 2015 DEPTH CHARGE VARIATION WILL be for sale at this year's event!
DEPTH CHARGE 2016THE BIG EVENT IS SATURDAY, JULY 9! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!
THIS YEAR's Event (And beer) PROMISES TO be better than ever! Kirby has again chosen A SCOTCH ALE style FEATURING MARIS OTTER BARLEY, a wonderfully RICH ENGLISH STRAIN. lederhosen will be worn, wort will be pumped, stones will be dropped, music played and firearms discharged — and in the end, all expectations POINT TO an amazing event and an EQUALLY amazing ale. MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO ATTEND AND GET READY TO RESERVE YOUR bomberS of 2016 DEPTH CHARGE — DEMAND IS ALWAYS HIGH AND SUPPLIES are extremely limited!