Feb 1, 2016

Karl Strauss Celebrates 27th Anniversary with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout

Press Release


San Diego, CA — January 28th, 2016

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating 27 years of brewing craft beer in San Diego since they revolutionized the city’s beer scene with their first brewery back in 1989. In keeping with their yearly tradition, they will honor the occasion with the release of another innovative barrel-aged beer to add to their esteemed Anniversary Series. This year’s edition is a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout that features an abundance of darkly kilned malts and a decadent helping of cocoa nibs with rich layers of smooth toasted oak and warming bourbon.

“Each year we brew a specialty beer and let it age in oak barrels for twelve months to be released on our anniversary. The Anniversary series represents some of our best and most rare beers; each brew is distinct and complex and varies greatly from the previous years. It’s our way of celebrating the occasion by doing what we do best…brewing great beer!” –Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

They kick off the celebration with a marquee event called “Changing of the Barrels” held at their main brewery and Tasting Room in Pacific Beach. This annual event serves as the first chance to taste the specialty brew before its official release and gives friends and fans an opportunity to sample the next year’s anniversary brew before it spends the year aging in barrels.

This year’s event will take place on January 30th from 5pm – 8pm and will feature food pairings from MIHO Gastrotruck, live music from local jazz band Juicebox, and a killer lineup of small batch beers. The event sold out in record timing this year, but if you missed out on purchasing tickets you can find KARL’s 27th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double Chocolate Imperial Stout pouring in February at all Karl Strauss Brewpubs and select craft beer bars across California.

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