Matryoshka 2021

2021 Matryoshka was aged for one year in a blend of Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Westward Whiskey barrels. This barrel-aged stout is an exercise in balance and intensity, full of bold flavors such as vanilla, anise, chocolate, coffee, and charred oak, all integrating seamlessly. The high gravity and robust mouthfeel give the beer heft and substance, while remaining smooth and deceivingly drinkable.

Variants:

  • Matryoshka with Vanilla
  • Matryoshka with Vanilla & Cocoa Nibs
  • Matryoshka with Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs & Cinnamon
  • Matryoshka with Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs, Cinnamon & Raspberries

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The day after the world’s darkest beer festival the Fort George block filled up once more in anticipation of the Aftermath – the biggest barrel aged bottle release of the year. Every Sunday after Festival of Dark Arts, stout lovers line the block as they wait their turn to try one of the Northwest’s most…
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29 Days of Darkness February on the Oregon Coast just got a whole lot darker. Stout Month at Fort George lasts a full 29 days in 2020, thanks to the leap year. Stout lovers will have an extra 24 hours to taste an array of unusual stouts, immerse in dark arts, and revel in the…
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