18 November 2016
Wednesday 11/23 at 11 am: Special 16 ounce can release of Bad Conduct, Chocolate Maple Imperial Brown Ale. 750 cans total. Berkeley, Napa & Sacramento Taprooms.
"Brewed for the holidays and designed to relish in each of the seven deadly sins; Bad Conduct is our Chocolate Maple Imperial Brown aged on vanilla beans and American hard maple. We start with an oversized Brown Ale loaded with notes of cocoa powder and toasted almonds then drown it in Vermont maple syrup till it's gurgling for help. While serving its month long sentence in the fermentor we rain down cocoa nibs like locusts till Bad Conduct tastes like a chocolate dipped waffle in Dam Square at 3am. Once it tastes just right we ship the beer off to rest on vanilla beans, maple wood, and even more maple syrup. The vanilla is to help bridge the maple and chocolate flavors to the roasty nutty ogre of a base beer. The American hard maple adds a nice level of tannins that helps balance out the giant body and viscosity of this beer, and also provides subtle flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. Lastly adding more maple syrup simply exemplifies our disdain for restraint when brewing for the holiday season. When all is said and done, Bad Conduct Chocolate Maple Imperial Brown is an unforgettable head on collision where breakfast meets dessert and Thanksgiving meets Krampus."