The Bruery’s flagship beer, Black Tuesday, needs no introduction. The Bourbon-Barrel aged, imperial stout clocks in at 19.5% ABV for this year’s 2017 release. During the last Tuesday of every October, this incredibly heavy and robust beer profiles roasted malts, espresso, and bourbon notes, has now also makes its way to other products/events/food. This year, the event was held inside the Bruery’s Barrel Room on October 24th, just crossed the way from the tasting room.
But before I disclose the must try Black Tuesday items from the release party, here’s the list of Black Tuesday beers and variants:
*Black Tuesday (2017)
*Black Tuesday (2012)
*Berried on a Tuesday (Blueberries, Orange, and Cinnamon)
*Blacklava Tuesday (Baklava-Inspired Treatment)
*Oreo Black Tuesday (Oreo Cookies, Cacao Nibs, and Vanilla)
*Cafe Almond Tuesday (Toasted Almonds and Coffee)
*Neapolitan Black Tuesday (Strawberries, Vanilla, Cacao Nibs, and Lactose)
*Brazilian BBQ Tuesday (Brazil Nuts and Barbeque Pineapples)
*The Grrreat Tuesday Cookie (Frosted Flakes, Cacao Nibs, Toasted Coconut, Toasted Almonds, Lactose)
*Salted Cashew Caramel Chew Tuesday (Black Tuesday with Salted Cashews)
*Nuts About Tuesdays (Macademia Nuts, Toasted Coconut, Hazelnuts, Hazelnut Coffee)
*Grandma Knott’s Tuesday (Boysenberries and Vanilla)
*Joyful Tuesday (Almond and Toasted Coconut)
*Pecan Pie Black Tuesday (Toasted Pecan Vanilla Beans, Maple Syrup)
*Elvis Black Tuesday (Peanut Butter and Banana-Inspired Black Tuesday)
*Single Barrel Black Tuesday
*Pistachio Vanilla Black Tuesday (Black Tuesday with Pistachios and Vanilla)
*Mostra Tuesday (Black Tuesday with Black Tuesday Barrel Aged Coffee Beans from Mostra Coffee)
*Super Juicy Tuesday (From Offshoot Beer Co.)
*Pina Colada Pale Ale (From Offshoot Beer Co.)
Craft Beer Nuttery
The packaged nut maker and craft enthusiast offers nuts for on-site consumption at local breweries. The nuts are spiced and glazed with beer. The IPA nuts includes hops, sugar, and spices while the Stout nuts are sweet and spicy from cinnamon and malt. Society members were given a 3 oz. bag of Black Tuesday Stout Nuts. I almost threw some nuts in my Black Tuesday tasting glass to see if I can infuse a nuttier beer, but I saved my appetite for the amazing food that followed.
The San Diego based artisan micro-roasting coffee company, known for its coffee beer collaborations among local breweries have created a small batch just for the Black Tuesday release party. This year, only a few lucky people got their hands on this Mostra Tuesday, Black Tuesday Barrel Aged beans.
Part of the popular San Diego 3LB Restaurant Group, Urge Gastropub offers high end pub food to pair with local brews. This year, the plated food offering were the best I’ve seen to date. Chocolate Rain, a Black Tuesday variant, found it’s way to one of my favorite dishes, Chocolate Rain chicken mole. (Incredibly rich and tender!)
*Braised Short Ribs-Cash Stout and Bacon Fig Jam
*Roasted Chicken-Chocolate Rain Mole
*Confit Potatoes-Rosemary and Roasted Garlic
*Crispy Brussel Sprouts-Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Reduction
*Farro Spinach Salad-Roasted Squash with Candied Pecan and Mint.
*Spent Grain cookies with Bourbon Cherries
*Salted Caramel Bread Pudding
*Dark Choclate Whiskey Cakes
Berried on a Tuesday
Society members were able to create their own variants of Black Tuesday from Sept. 16 of this year. The winner will get their beer released to the general public. This year, the Berried on a Tuesday takes sour notes with blueberries, orange zest, cinnamon, and red wine oak cubes. A slightly tart beer that is not a sour nor a gose, but absolutely tasty.
In addition to the society member Black Tuesday treatment, Employees were also given a chance to blend their version. This year, BlackLava Tuesday (A Baklava inspired BT) with honey, maple, almonds, and cinnamon was the winner. No filo dough necessary.
I love all five items above, but my personal favorites this year was the PB&J inspired Elvis Black Tuesday and Piña Colada Pale Ale from Offshoot Beer Co. Both beers were unique in their own ways. (Unique, and an incredible experience just like this event.) If you were a lucky Reserve or Hoarders Society Member who scored tickets to this coveted event, we’ve probably toasted to many of these unlimited samples and BT variants. If you didn’t score a ticket to the event, don’t fret. Head on over to the tasting room Bruery or Bruery Terreux. According to Bruery’s website, “Draft pours of 2017 Black Tuesday will be limited to two tasters or one 5-oz. pour per person. Guests will also enjoy access to a Black Tuesday variant or edition from the archives, plus a new small batch treatment.”
But hurry, quantities are extremely limited!
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