On tap now at the Hammond River Brewing Beer Bar is Saltins Of Sweet. This is an Imperial Belgian Stout brewed with Salted Caramel that was a collaboration beer brewed with Maybee Brewing Company. The two breweries had such a blast both designing the recipe for this beer and also brewing it at both of our breweries. Collaborations like this with other local breweries is not only a shit ton of fun, but some amazing beers come out of it and best of all we get to spend time with some great local brewers.
As for tasting notes, I’m going to steal Maybee’s post as they nailed it. Our version ended up being a little higher in ABV as it ended up at 9.98% ABV.
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a Double Belgian Stout with Salted Caramel. Designed and brewed by staff from both breweries at each brewery location, the Maybee Brew Co. version of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice weighs in at a respectable 9% ABV. Spec wise, it is 37 SRM and 32 IBU; and as per Belgian-inspired beers, this one is highly carbonated for increased drinkability. Appearance wise, this beer is dark as a mid November night. It has beautiful creamy mocha head with persistent Belgian lacing. Up front, the aroma has salted caramel, toffee, and clove. Dark stone fruit such as plum and raisin are present, along some malt sweetness and general spice. Taste wise, this beer has a medium body, and is well-balanced. Raisin, plum, and prune dance on your tongue while a hint of salinity, along with toffee and caramel arise from the Salted Caramel addition. A smooth spice and warming heat finishes with a velvety texture from the carbonation.”