Released in time for St Patrick’s Day this month, only 3,000 330ml bottles have been produced of the 9% ABV Ger’onimo beer which is available at selected off- and on-trade outlets.
It was developed with Beavertown, based in Hackney Wick, east London, which is offering the beer at its bar and “taphouse” Duke’s Brew and Que in nearby De Beauvoir Town.
Logan Plant, owner and brewer at Beavertown, said: “I met a guy from Jameson at Duke’s Brew and Que a few months back and, being a brewer, I jumped at the chance to talk about barrels and the idea of possibly collaborating together.
“Jameson has been so supportive of us. It understands what we embody as a craft brewer and we share the same values.”
The partnership took Logan to Midleton in Cork, home of Jameson, to meet Ger Buckley, a fifth-generation master cooper. With the world’s supply of Jameson stored and ageing in Midleton, Logan and Ger selected barrels for holding the craft beer.
Ger said: “Logan and I discussed the charred notes of the wood, and the flavour and the warmth the whiskey casks would infuse in the stout. The casks selected were some of our rarest, having previously been used to finish our 18-year-old Jameson whiskey.”
The final product is a bold and opulent imperial stout, with a chocolate and burned salted caramel taste, rounded out by the rich, sweet warmth of the Jameson cask to create a well-balanced flavour.
Logan added: “On naming the stout, we wanted something big and bold. Working so closely with Ger we came up with Ger’onimo, meaning fearlessness, as it sums up the beer and everyone involved.”
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIe1i9jtlXA&feature=youtu.be to see how the beer was created.
Beavertown Brewery was founded by Logan in 2011, brewing American-style craft beer in the cellar of Duke’s Brew and Que in De Beauvoir Town, traditionally pronounced “De Beaver Town”. Brewing moved last year to Fish Island in Hackney Wick and, with demand increasing, it is set to move to a larger site in Tottenham Hale this year.
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