Especially appropriate for those of you that prefer your dark beers in the winter, Quenchers presents Stout Fest 2011. The epitome of dark beer gets its place in the spotlight. Below are the groups of stouts that are tapped for the first half and second half of January. Previous years have seen a deal wherein if you buy all but one of the stouts in a group, you get the last stout in that group free. No word on whether that's going on this year. This is an event no Chicago beer drinker wants to miss.
Group 1 – Tapped January 1st.
Emelisse Russian Imperial Stout – Netherlands – 11abv
Stone Brewing IRS – CA – 10.5abv
Brooklyn Chocolate Stout – NY – 10.6abv
Lion Stout – Sri Lanka – 8.0abv
Two Brother’s Northwind Imperial Stout – IL – 8.5abv
Belfast Bay McGovern’s Oatmeal Stout – ME – 6.5abv
Group 2 – Tapped January 1st.
Southern Tier Oatmeal Stout – NY – 11.0abv
New Holland Night Tripper – MI – 10.8abv
Lefthand Brewing’s Imperial Stout – CO – 10.4abv
Great Lakes Black Out Stout- OH – 9.0abv
Bells Double Cream- MI – 6.1abv
Belhaven Stout- Scotland – 4.5abv
Group 3 – Tapped January 15th.
Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout – CA – 11.0abv
Lagunitas Imperial Stout – CA – 10.14abv
North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout- CA – 9.0abv
Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout- WY – 8.0abv
3 Floyd’s Hell’s Black Intelligenser – IN – 6.0abv
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout – CO – 4.95abv
Group 4 – Tapped January 15th.
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout – DE – 18.0abv
Half Acre Big Hugs – IL – 9.5abv
Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout – Norway – 9.0abv
Founder’s Breakfast Stout – MI – 8.3abv
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout – MI – 8.0abv
Summit Oatmeal Stout – MN – 4.7abv