Drinking Socially - Ep. 04: From Russia with Love


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What We’re Drinking:

Ivan by Victory Art Brewing

  • ABV: 13%
  • IBU: 100
  • Notes: Our version of the imperial stout, in addition to a fair dose of dark malts, It contains many special malts - whiskey malt (six-row barley smoked on peat), peat brewing malt and Belgian brown malt. This adds to the viscous thick taste and coffee aroma the smells of fuel oil and creosote. High alcohol is masked by a complex aroma, but beware! Beer is great for long, cold winter evenings. It goes well with chocolate desserts, as well as with dishes cooked on charcoal.

Old Rasputin by North Coast Brewing

  • ABV: 9%
  • IBU: 75
  • Notes: Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.
    • Winner of 14 Gold Medals


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Top Stats for the Drinking Socially Badge

  • City: London
  • Venue: Chicken & Beer, Atlanta Airport
  • Top Beer: London Pride by Fullers Brewery
  • Most Unlocks/Day: 476 on Saturday 8th Feb 2020

Russian Imperial Stout History

  • Harrison covers the background of the style as we finish our 2nd beer. From the early stories of this creation to please a Russian Czar, to it's resurgence from American Craft Brewers in the last 20th Century.

Flagship February

  • Keep an eye out for local bar specials on Flagship beers as this Beer Movement gains popularity in 2020. We like the idea of respecting where you come from, and enjoying a breweries flagship is a great place to start. Click here to learn more.

Would You Rather:

  • Wait 30 minutes for all your beers (but they're FREE); or pay full price for your beers and get them immediately?

Next Episode:

  • Glassware? Drink-ware? We're talking about drinking Beer from Bowls and other objects thanks to Back Channel Brewing and a huge thanks to David for sharing the bowls and the beer!


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