Ale Asylum Announces Imperial Stout Bomber Set and Festival

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Madison, WI — Regional craft brewery Ale Asylum is set to release an Imperial Stout bomber set via an inaugural festival to be hosted at their brewery on August 29th, complete with a live performance by a national touring band.

The “Ferment Dissent Imperial Stout Riot & Festival” is a celebration to mark the release of two Imperial Stouts: Impending Dissent and Impending Descent. The 22 oz. bomber bottles will be packaged together in a set and pre-sold for $40 on Eventbrite starting on Monday July 13th at 10 a.m. To spread the deliciousness among as much of the public as possible, they are limiting sales to two sets per customer.

Co-Founders Otto Dilba and Dean Coffey share a fond appreciation for this style of beer and the rich history behind it. “Imperial Stouts have a sublime, almost riotous reputation to them. We wanted to live up to this while putting our own spin on the concept by releasing two versions of the same beer.” quotes Dilba. The hop and malt recipe are virtually the same for both Imperial Stouts but differentiated by the two different yeast strains used during fermentation: Belgian (Dissent) and British (Descent). Both beers made their way through Ale Asylum’s brew house in August of 2014. “I’ve always wanted to age a beer in a tank for an extended period of time. I’m extremely pleased with this result and confident our craft beer enthusiasts and collector community will feel the same way.” explains Brewmaster Coffey.

The brewery hired national touring act Reverend Horton Heat to play at the festival and hopes to attract attendance from multiple states. The 50,000 sq. ft. festival grounds will be located directly behind their brewing facility and will include aged beer releases, vertical tastings, food carts, carnival games and a sound stage. The Tasting Room will be closed that day.

Festival Date & Time: Saturday August 29th from 2-6pm

Festival Ticket Sales Start Date: Monday July 13th at 10am on Eventbrite.

Link to Eventbrite Page: Click here

(Tickets limited to online sales only. No tickets will be sold at the Tasting Room or other retail outlets).

Ticket Pricing: $40. Includes commemorative 16 oz. glass, one free sample ticket for each Imperial Stout, and a performance by Reverend Horton Heat. Designated Driver tickets will be available for $10 and includes unlimited water and soda.

Available Beer: A wide variety of Ale Asylum year-round and seasonal offerings. Aged releases include 2010 Bamboozleator Doppelbock, 2011 Diablo Belga, 2013 KINK Belgian-style Abbey, 2014 Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale, 2014 Sticky McDoogle Scotch Ale. Vertical tastings will be available for Tripel Nova (2010, 2011, 2013) and Mercy Grand Cru (2011, 2013, 2014)

Food: Food carts and vendors including Banzo,  POTS-N-TOTSGoin BBQ and Smokin’ Cantina

Music: Reverend Horton Heat (4:00), Satisfaction Jacksin (2:30)

Fun: Vertical beer tastings, carnival games and live musical performances

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