Ventura, CA — Surf Brewery, a small craft brewery, open since 2011, with an onsite tasting room and homebrew shop, and only Southern California distribution, announced they are releasing another barrel – aged beer today in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday, under the Scientific Series label.
Scientific Series ™ is going bold. This silky black beauty of an American Oatmeal Stout has complexity to spare. A deep malt backbone is present with roasted coffee and chocolate flavor layers, all coming solely from a complex specialty grain bill. A liberal dose of flaked oats produces a smooth, silken mouthfeel that does not abate. As if this weren’t enough… the Scientific Series™ masters slipped this brew into Belle Meade™ Straight Bourbon barrels only days after being emptied. Years of caramel and vanilla bourbon flavors extracted from the American oak barrels give this beer amazing depth and true winter warmer characteristics. Additional aging could certainly benefit this stout…but you may not want to wait. Bottle conditioned, some amount of yeast settling is normal.
Bitterness (IBU): 43.5
Color (SRM): 23
Doug Mason, co-founder, and barrelmeister, mentions, “This is our first bourbon aged beer and it turned out fantastic! Thanks to our friends at Enegren Brewing for the barrel connection. This beer would be a great compliment to any Thanksgiving meal with a lot of flavor to be thankful for. Look for one more Scientific Series™ before the end of the year.”
About Surf Brewery:
Ventura County, long known for world class surf spots like Rincon Cove, C-Street and Silver Strand, now has a world class craft beer presence. Surf Brewery, located minutes from Surfer’s Point in beautiful Ventura, is riding the wave of California’s vibrant beer history and tradition of making craft beers. Founded in June, 2011, by home brewers and surfers with a passion for beer and a commitment to create only the finest brews using the highest quality ingredients.