Loma Prieta is our Oatmeal Rye Imperial Stout. This earth-shaking ale has aromas of roasted malt with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of spicy rye malt. A soft, perfume-like character from the alcohol is present as well. The flavor is big and bold – deeply roasted malts form the epicenter of this beer. Aftershocks of black coffee, and a hint of spicy rye and oatmeal, along with a smooth alcohol note, round out the flavors of this beer. There’s a robust hop bitterness present for balance. This is a full bodied ale, with prickly carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel, that finishes dry.
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.