It’s nearly Halloween, and that means wicked things are crawling the earth. Or at least being poured into our chalices. This Halloween weekend we’ve a bounty of riches to enjoy. Not one, but two different locations are tapping the full Avery Demons of Ales lineup for us to enjoy. ( Responsibly, I hope! )
For those unfamiliar, Avery’s Demons of Ale Line Up Includes Samaels, an Oak Aged Ale, The Beast, a powerful Grand Cru, and Mephistopheles, a truly monstrous Imperial Stout. That alone makes for a hell of a lineup, but keep in mind that while they vary by vintage, these beers average between 14-17% ABV. That is some serious stuff so don’t take them lightly.
First up is the Holy Grail Pub in Plano with a two night Event they’re calling Angels and Demons. Don’t ask me why, but they’ve chosen to feature the Demons of Ales series as their Angels. Fallen Angels I suppose. Or, delicious, complex angels of ale. Thursday Night, October 27th, they’ll be tapping 2010 vintage Samaels, The Beast, and Mephistopheles. Then, Friday night the 28th, they’ll have Unibroue Maudite, Duvel, and Rogue Dead Guy, all served with house made deviled eggs. Both nights start at 5pm, and those Demon-Angels are gonna go fast.
Then this Saturday, that’s October 29th, The Meddlesome Moth in Dallas will be featuring Flights ( yes, flights! ) of all three Demons series. That is, order the flight and you’ll get a pour of Samaels, The Beast, and Mephistopheles. That’s a pour of each, not all three poured together. But hell if you wanna dump them all in the same glass, go for it ya weirdo. Oh, and did I mention they’ll be vintage 2009? Nice. The pours start at 5pm, and don’t expect them to last long.