Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Loma Prieta is our Oatmeal Rye Imperial Stout aged in rye whiskey barrels for 10 months. With its spicy character, the aromas of rye whiskey are the first to make itself known. Roasted and toasted malt aromas quickly give way to the aromas of oak from the barrels. Like the aroma, the flavor of Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Loma Prieta showcases a the rye whiskey character upfront. Roasted and toasted malts intermingle with the flavor of the oak providing a complex, yet nuanced experience. This full bodied beer has smooth carbonation, and finishes slightly astringent on the palate. Definitely a sipper!
Approximately 34 miles south of the brewery, Mt. Loma Prieta stands tall at 3,790 feet, making it the tallest peak of the Santa Cruz mountain range. Spanish for “dark hill”, Loma Prieta provides a dark backdrop to many of the Santa Clara Valley’s vistas. Loma Prieta Oatmeal Rye Imperial Stout was brewed with the spirit of the mountain in mind – large, looming, dark and imposing.