Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yazoo High-Alc Beer: What would you like to see?


We think that we will soon be able to brew and sell beers above the 6% abv level for the first time in Tennessee, and we'd like to throw the question out to all of our loyal Yazooligans:


If it were your choice, what style of "high-alc" beer would you like to see us brew? Some ideas - a double IPA; a barleywine; a Trappist-style Belgian ale; an imperial oatmeal stout; a weizenbock; and the list could go on.


Leave us a comment below on what you would love to see, once we branch out into the higher-alcohol territory. Of course, we have our own ideas and recipes we've had waiting in the wings, but we would love your feedback. And no, the laws are not about to change - high alcohol beers will still be sold as liquor in TN.

35 comments:

Eric said...

Dopplebocks and Barleywines are my favorite high-alc styles, so I'd love to see both of those. Given what I've had from Yazoo in the past, I think you guys could do a killer Barleywine.

Troy said...

I'm with Eric. There are not enough options for Barleywine in Nashville. I think Yazoo could do well to fill this void.

Bryan said...

Belgian Farm House, Belgian Triple or Barley Wine. Yazoo!

What makes you guys think you'll be brewing this soon? Any pertinent laws going to change?...

Bryan said...

...or I guess an obvious one is to let the Hop Project turn into a double IPA. Kick Ace! Delicious!

Dooster said...

I was under the impression that "Trappist" beers can still refer to a broad style of brews. Is there a more specific style you all were considering? I ask because I think the long-endured novelty behind these beers would make it a hit.

In a close second would be the weizenbock simply because I am a fan of all wheat beers.

Chewieez said...

I'd love a Strong Ale, English style. I'm thinking similar to the type many brewers only make in late-fall/winter.

If you've had it, I'm thinking similar to the Great Divide Hibernation Ale.

mmmmm I just know Yazoo's take on that would make a very tasty beer!

Layla said...

Oooh -- an imperial oatmeal stout would be AWESOME. Such good stuff.

Anonymous said...

I would go with the Strong Ale like Dooster said. I think it would go over very well in this area.

Geoff said...

I've been needing a good Wee Heavy.

ULIKA BBQ said...

I would like to see an Imperial Amber Ale. Take one of the Hop Projects to the next level. Similar to Nugget Nectar:

http://www.troegs.com/beers_nugget%20nectar.htm

aingle said...

I vote for an Imperial Pilsner. A big blast of hops and crispness to welcome in the warmer weather that awaits.

Kurtro said...

If the green light for over 6.3% is a go, I say it's time to give cask conditioning a try! Throw a little high ABV Dos in a an oak bbl and out pops DOS CUJOS!

Or simply you can't go wrong brewing a Triple Imperial IPA!

alexis said...

anything comparable to a leffe brown. cant find a darn one in nashville.

bluesandbarbq said...

A doppelbock or a Wee Heavy.

Chris said...

In no particular order:

Double IPA
Doppelbock
Impy Stout

KMAYS said...

Belgian ale! It's one of my favorite kinds of beers.

fsvan said...

I would love to see your take on a dIPA and/or an imperial stout. Is there a law that is being changed to allow this?

Anonymous said...

A dIPA would fit the bill perfect....the conditioning time is pretty quick (comparatively) and It's a good high gravity beer to get your feet wet with.

Ross Wetzel said...

Oatmeal Stout...fo sho.

Jeff said...

I would love to see either a Belgian ale or an imperial oatmeal stout!

wakeele said...

Ooooh, this makes me happy!

All the one you suggested are up my alley. I'd like to see most:

Weizenbock
Dunkelweizen
a Tappist
Triple Bock
Double IPA
a strong Stout

Exciting times...

Jonathan said...

Doppelbock or American barleywine fo sho

Jonathan said...

Doppelbock or american barleywine for sure

English Journals said...

I would love to see a Trappist Belgian Style!

Anonymous said...

Definitely Trappist Belgian Style

Ear and Beer said...

A tripel, imperial white, double ipa, weizenbock, or a barleywine. I would love to try all of the above!

Joshua Fryer said...

definitely a double IPA or Trappist style ale similar to Chimay Bleu.

Smitty said...

In order of preference:

Double IPA
Barleywine (very close second)
Weizenbock
Wheat Wine
Imperial Stout (if you barrel age it, move it up)
Belgian Quad

Anonymous said...

Please please please bring back the Belgian Brown you brewed in March '05. That was the best!

Anonymous said...

Double IPA. My wife suggests Belgian Trippel. But an Imperial Pilsner couldn't be wrong either.

Anonymous said...

Based on how much I have liked Hop Project, I suggest a Double IPA.

Rob and Ashlee said...

DOUBLE DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE IPA, PLEASE!!!

GreyGarner said...

definitely like to see your take on an English Style Barleywine

JimBellizzi said...

i think an ipa would be hit or miss, only certain people tend to like ipas. i think any of the others sound fantastic.

WMW said...

Something like Lucifer. A Belgium Ale would be great.