Danny Joyce | Editor
Porterhouse Brew Co. Introduces Around The Clock 4, bringing Christmas Cheer to Stout Fans
Christmas has come early for stout fans, as Porterhouse Brew Co. introduces the fourth and final generation of it's award-winning Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Around the Clock.
Following the extremely successful, limited releases of the first three batches of Around the Clock in 2020 and 2021, the hotly anticipated Around the Clock 4 (RRP ˆ6, ABV 12%) is finally here, with a limited release of 9,000 bottles, and would make an ideal stocking filler for beer enthusiasts!
Renowned pioneers of Craft Brewing in Ireland, and a sister company of Dingle Distillery, Porterhouse Brew Co. strive to embrace and create increasing complexity in beer, focusing on exceptional flavours derived from pure, simple ingredients. These trademarks are evident in the launch of it's unique new Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Around the Clock 4.
How it’s made
This 2022 limited release of Around the Clock has been aged for nine months and is a further refinement of Porterhouse’s boundary pushing barrel aged beers.
An enhanced mash bill of seven different malts complements seven separate hop additions during brewing. The flavours from the beer are combined with a 24-hour brew boil creating an even fuller, smoother stout.
The resulting beer has then matured for nine months at Dingle Distillery in a combination of freshly emptied bourbon casks with the addition of some smoked hickory bourbon casks which adds a depth of smokiness to this year’s release.
A sumptuous Imperial Irish Stout with hints of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. The unique aging in Bourbon barrels, with the addition of Hickory Bourbon barrels, adds a depth of complex flavours of sweet smokiness to this luscious stout.
Commenting on the launch of Around the Clock 4, Porterhouse Head Brewer, Peter Mosley said “It’s been over a year since we launched the previous batch of Around the Clock and our brewery team are really excited to share the fourth and final edition of this exceptional stout. Created using a process that no other brewery in Ireland has embarked on, we’ve been blown away by the reaction since the first batch launched two years ago. We’re delighted to have increased the yield for this final batch, with 9,000 bottles available, and we can’t wait for Around the Clock fans and newcomers to try it.”
The first batch of Around the Clock, released in November 2020, won both the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI) Beer of the Year award & Beoir Beer of the Year. Each limited release of Around the Clock since launch has sold out and, as the final release in the series, Around the Clock 4 is expected to do the same!
Priced at RRP ˆ6 per 33cl bottle and with an ABV of 12%, Around the Clock 4 is available at dingledistillery.ie and selected off licenses now.
Slán go fóill.