Lincoln Newsletter 1/4/17

January 4, 2017

Cigar of the Week
CAO Mx2 Robusto
$7.99 (+10% OFF)

Strength: Medium
Wrapper: Robusto
Origin: Nicaragua

Six countries produce the tobaccos that make up the medium bodied CAO Mx2. Wrapped in a well-fermented broadleaf Connecticut Maduro, bound with spicy Brazilian Maduro and filled with sweet and spicy fillers from Central American, Mx2 is an intense and vibrant escape. With its medium body, earthy aroma, and lingering finish, the CAO Mx2 is one of the most popular Maduro cigars available.

Beer of the Week: Breckenridge 471 Bourbon Barrel Aged

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 9.2%

Breckenridge Brewery has released the first in its new 471 IPA Barrel Series. The series features the brewery’s celebrated 471 Double IPA which is aged in whiskey barrels then dry hopped using a new hop variety every quarter.

Brewery Director Todd Usry explains, “We pamper this beer. One might call it high-maintenance, but we’re extremely proud of the outcome.” The final dry hop treatment puts flavor and aroma back in the beer that barrels may otherwise overcome. Brandon Osha, the brewery’s cellar master, elaborates, “We move the beer as usual from tank to filtration to barrel, but then we take it back into tanks for dry hop treatment and follow that up with a final filtration.” He goes on to add, “Yeah, it’s kind of laborious, but it’s worth it.”

The first release of 471 IPA Barrel Series features Hüll Melon hops in the dry hop stage. “The aroma of Hüll Melon is really unique – a nice shift from the more common floral and citrus hop attributes,” shares Usry. Traces of honey dew melon and apricot accompany the rich whiskey and slightly smoky scents that the barrels lend. Classic oaky flavors from the barrels are present beginning to end, joined by a bit of vanilla and nutmeg. The base 471 Double IPA is known for its big malty mouth feel, and this variation of the beer is no exception.

We’re stoked about this event and so are a lot of you!
Tiny has rented a bus meeting at The Lincoln at 1:00 and returning around 6:30.  There are a few seats left, the cost for the ride is $25.00.  Please contact the store to reserve your seat 678-580-1203.

We are also proud and excited to announce that a Cherry Street Brewing beer we collaborated on is entered in the Event!
Triple chocolate Chunk w/ Toasted Coconut… a 12% Russian Imperial Stout with Milk and Dark Chocolates and toasted coconut.  Its been aged on Ghana Cocoa Nibs in a Bellemeade Barrel for 8 months.  Mmmmmm  If you still need tickets to the event click here!
Thank you to Brewtopia Events for bringing this event to Atlanta!

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