Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Festival and my Top Eight Beers over 8%

This past weekend one of Atlanta’s most notable brewpubs and historic buildings, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, hosted their annual Strong Beer Festival. Well over 400 beloved beer enthusiasts defied the law of gravity and partook in big beers over 8%. Upwards of sixty beers were served at the festival with the lowest coming in at 8% and the highest ringing in right at 13.9%. The selection and variation of beer offered at this festival was not only above gravity, but above par – each one delivering a strength with purpose and craft. Here are my top eight beers that will warm you this season.

Here are my top 8 beers from the festival:

Red Brick Brewing Co. – Journey Without Maps – DIPA – 8.1%
Scofflaw Brewery Co. – Depraved – Double IPA – 10.0%
Cherry Street Brewing Coop – BA O.A.S.I.S. – Russian Imperial Stout -11.0%
Arches Brewing – Four Fiddlers – Quad – 13.5%
Creature Comforts Beer Co. – Curious 11 – Imperial Sweet Stout – 11.0%
Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Bourbon BA Siberius Maximus #9 – 2015 Imperial Stout -12.5%
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery – Bramble On – Red Ale – 9.7%
Burial Beer Co. – Deliver Us to Evil – Wine Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout -11.0%

Read my full article at PorchDrinking.com


Bling Tasting and Judging the submissions with National BJCP Beer Judge Phil Farrell at 8 in the morning

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