New Albanian Brewing Company just announced three new winter releases. Yes, we’ve had these before, but there’s a reason they are being released again this year: because they’re too damn good not to be released again this year. Here’s the press release:
In the Russian language, the word “troika” means a set of three, and appropriately, three of NABC’s most popular and eagerly awaited seasonal beers are being released during January, 2014.
Royal Wallonian Ale
Flavor: Full bodied, with malt sweetness and fruity Belgian yeast character.
Compare to: La Chouffe and other strong ales from Wallonia.
Color: Burnished mahogany.
Flavor: Medium- to full-bodied, with decided maltiness, no roasted malt flavor, and an elegant, clean character with very subtle hints of fruit.
Compare to: Okocim Porter, Zwiec Porter, Sinebrychoff Porter
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Imperial Smoked Black Lager
Color: Very brown to pre-black.
Flavor: Full bodied, with strong, clean dark lager malt character and ample smokiness.
Compare to: Bonfire is an utterly unique Imperial Smoked Black Lager, but it compares with Smoked Porters from Alaskan, Stone, etc.
All three come to you in 22-oz Bomber bottles, ideal for sharing the goodness. Limited amounts of draft are available for off-premise distribution. Also coming in March 2014 is Eastern Front, NABC’s pioneering Russian Imperial Pilsner. Since we don’t know the Russian word for “set of four,” we’ll leave it at that.