Hangar 24 Hammerhead

Hangar 24 2014 Hammerhead Release March 29th

Hangar 24 2014 Hammerhead release March 29th at 11am at the brewery.

This year’s batch of Hammerhead has been bottled, and the process filled our brewery with its wonderful aromas of whisky, toffee and hops.

Hammerhead is the fourth entry in our Barrel Roll Series, an American Barleywine built around two English caramel malts and four American hops. We take that dark amber liquid and dry hop it, then age it in charred oak rye and bourbon whisky barrels for six months. The final beer has layers of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon and oak. The dry hopping lends it a surprising level of fresh hop aroma, and the 11.2% abv gives Hammerhead a warmth that lingers through the finish.

We got thirsty just writing that! Now about the release: this year’s bottles will be available on two days only, beginning with the launch celebration on March 29th. As always, we’ve got some good times planned.

1) A Hammerhead release flight featuring 2014 Hammerhead, 2013 Hammerhead, Hammerhead aged in brandy barrels, and bourbon barrel Hammerhead/Gourdgeous blend (a fan favorite from Pugafest). You can sample these individually, or purchase a flight with all 4.

2) On the music side of things, we’re very excited to be welcoming Lime Cordiale to our Tasting Room. They hail from Sydney Austrailia (we didn’t Google Maps it, but we’re pretty sure that’s a long trip) and were dubbed one of the top acts to catch at this year’s legendary SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Check out their video for “Sleeping at your Door” to get a feel for their sound.

Tasting Room favorites Kid Gramophone will be playing an afternoon set, with Teenage Exorcists opening the night’s music before Lime Cordiale take the stage at 8:30. Here’s the full music schedule:

2:00-4pm @Kid Gramophone
7:00pm Teenage Exorcists
8:30pm Lime Cordiale

3) Finally, we’ll have the ladies of Baby’s Badass Burgers here serving up gourmet burgers from 2-8pm.

We’ll be opening at 11am and staying open until midnight, and letting Bronze and up Frequent Flyers in at 10:30am if they want to come get their bottles early. Bronze and above Frequent Flyers will also be able to pre-purchase bottles starting on March 23.

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