Cask Friday: Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil

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Date(s) - Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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We’ll be tapping a very special cask as we bring you Old Engine Oil from Harviestoun (by way of one of our favorite importers, B. United). This beer is designed to have a thick, dark, gloopy appearance. We piled in the oats to smooth out the bitterness from the roast barley and laid on a super-high-temperature mash to make the wort less fermentable. The result is a really black beer that has a greater sweetness and fuller flavor than many other stouts and porters, as well as a surprisingly light texture.

According to B. United’s George Flickinger, only about a half-dozen casks have been released to NYC:

“There was not a lot of it for cask! It isn’t often that we fill this in cask. Usually most of the Old Engine Oil we receive goes into keg. This particular batch was in perfect condition for casks so we filled casks only upon request. The rest of the volume of this that we received will go into keg. It’s a beautiful beer, especially on cask. That when it shines!”

So drop by and get your oil changed! Pay as you go and while supplies last (regular bar/restaurant service available).