Porterhouse Brew Co. has another award to add to its collection. Its Around the Clock stout was voted the Best Beer of the Year by the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI).
Run by brewers, the ICBI works to support independent Irish beer and brewing and votes on a best beer every year. Craft breweries were asked to put forward their best beer, unmarked and unidentified, to be judged by their peers and Around the Clock came out on top this year.
Clocking in at an ABV of 12% Around the Clock is barrel-aged imperial stout, brewed using a 24-hour continuous boiling method that had previously never been used in Irish breweries. It also undergoes maturation in bourbon and sherry casks from the Dingle Whiskey Distillery for over six months, resulting in a smooth, dark imperial stout with a velvety texture.
It was masterminded by Porterhouse Brewer Peter Mosley. Speaking about the win he said,
“With Around the Clock we wanted to examine the process of brewing itself and how that might be adapted to develop more unusual examples of existing beer styles… It’s a fantastic honour to be recognised by our industry peers with this award.”
Around the Clock had a limited release of 5,000 bottles in November 2020 and is now sold out. The good news is, however, that batch release No. 2 is scheduled on the way in March 2021.
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