Bourbon Barrel Aged Loma Prieta is our Oatmeal Rye Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for 10 months. The aromas of bourbon warmly greet you upfront, followed by a bouquet of roasted and toasted malt aromas, and backed by the smell of the oak from the barrels. As the beer warms up, hints of vanilla and toasted coconut start to make their appearance. Like the aroma, the flavor of Bourbon Barrel Aged Loma Prieta showcases a prominent bourbon character upfront. Roasted and toasted malts intermingle with the flavor of the oak, while a touch of vanilla and coconut linger softly in the background. 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.