Original Release Date: 2/28/2016
Format: 1/6 bbl keg, 16 oz can
Bitterness Ratio: 20:92 (0.217)
Brewer's Notes: Eurydice was the final piece that we needed to put together for our Birthday 4-pack and the only beer that wasn't going to be a re-make of a previous release. I wanted something that was going to be related to Orpheus but not just a big version of it. I've only ever made one Quad in the past (Obelisk) and it's a weird one, so I didn't want to go back to that recipe. Instead, I looked for inspiration to one of most well-known beers in the world: Westvleteren 12. Quite frankly, I looked up a bunch of clone recipes to see what they used.
The answer was that, unsurprisingly, Westy 12 seems like a fairly simple malt bill made complex through good process. So, for my version I went with a simple grist of base malt (and a big helping of that from NC) and Caramel Munich, and then added in some molasses for an extra oomph and to make it all mine. The result is, I think, pretty outstanding, and stands as one of the highest ABV beers we've ever made.
This beer is named after Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus, who was lost to the Underworld, despite Orpheus's attempt to rescue her.
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