20 January 2017
From Ground Breaker:
(Portland, OR) – Ground Breaker Brewing, the gluten-free destination brewery out of Portland, Oregon, is set to release the darkest beer they’ve ever made. Imperial Darkness will be released through the brewery’s Roll-Up Door Series. Limited quantities in a 22 ounce package and on draught will be available starting January 25th through the brewery and gastropub, located at 2030 SE 7th Ave in Southeast Portland. Imperial Darkness will also be available for online purchase exclusively through Bring on the Beer, the Pacific Northwest's #1 online craft beer store.
“It’s the darkest beer we’ve ever made,” said Tyler Kueber, brewmaster at Ground Breaker. Kueber pointed out just how long this beer has been in the making, “we’ve been developing this beer for over a year, with the first test batch released exclusively for our Yes We Can! Release Party.”
Imperial Darkness is a 9% ABV imperial dark ale made with deeply roasted chestnuts, lentils, and cacao nibs. Fermented with generous amounts of vanilla and Equal Exchange coffee, this beer has a complex wave of cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel flavor and aroma. With 62 IBU, Nugget and Willamette hops provide just enough bitterness for a well-balanced imperial dark ale.