Fieldwork Brewing to Release Bottles of ‘Viking’s Lament’ During SF Beer Week


Berkeley, Calif. — Fieldwork Brewing Company plans a limited bottle release of Viking’s Lament on Saturday, January 23rd at 11 am in its Berkeley Taproom to celebrate San Francisco Beer Week.

Viking’s Lament is Fieldwork’s Russian Imperial Porter Brewed with Treacle, White Ash, Italian Licorice and Vanilla Beans and aged in Bourbon Barrels.

From Co-owner and Head Brewer, Alex Tweet:

“Dreamt up during the long dark and cold days of Scandinavia’s winter while binging on Bourbon and Norwegian Death Metal; Viking’s Lament is a dichotomous beer with evil intentions and delectable results. Starting with a terrifyingly oversized Porter base, we add Treacle, Vanilla Beans, Italian Licorice Juice, and White Ash before it is sent off to its long voyage in Bourbon barrels. As black as ink in appearance, and staining the inside of your glass yellow like motor oil, it is only natural to be scared of the first sip. Aromas of Bourbon and oak scream from the glass at you, chasing quickly behind are notes of cocoa, vanilla, and charred toffee. As the first swig hits your gullet, the flavors crash into each other like longships in a storm. Bourbon, dark chocolate, and traditional porter flavors cut through like a Battle Axe. Next wave crashes full of burnt sugar and complex mineral notes from the Treacle, Italian Licorice Juice adds dry and slightly astringent notes that help with the perceived dryness and drinkability of this monster, followed lastly by a charge of toasted marshmallow contributed by the White Ash and vanilla beans. Viking’s Lament may not have the nicest of intentions, but fortunately the result is a violent symphony of flavor.”

Bottles are available on a first come, first served basis. Limit two per person.

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