Back East Brewing Company in Bloomfield, CT has been one of Connecticut’s most popular breweries since they opened their doors in 2012. Whether it’s finding the familiar tap handle at your local watering hole, picking up a six pack of Misty Mountain IPA at your neighborhood package store, or enjoying the award-winning Back East Porter from their taproom, Back East has a beer for any occasion.
For the beer lovers looking to kick things up a notch, the Hammer of the Gods series is something that will be sure to pique your interest. Specializing in bigger beers, Back East presents a trio starting with Palate Mallet, a Double IPA bursting with hop flavor, Double Red Ale which weighs in at a scorching 9.2% ABV, and then Imperial Stout which has been arriving to shelves every October since 2012. But now, when it comes to Hammer of the Gods prowess, there’s a new sheriff in town.
Ex Machina isn’t just an amazing movie, it’s also a Russian Imperial Stout that is full-bodied and bursting with roasted notes of coffee and dark chocolate. At 8% ABV, Machina connects on its booziness and will warm your body right up come winter time. The complexities only heighten as the beer warms with subtle fruit notes come through on the backend throwing your taste buds for a loop as you try to box this one in.
Back East is so excited about Ex Machina that they’re going to let the Imperial Stout era come to an end and pave the way for their newest offering. So instead of a 2016 Imperial Stout coming out, Back East is playing the hot hand and officially giving Ex Machina the Dak Prescott treatment.
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However, to give Imperial Stout its proper farewell, Back East will be serving flights of the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 batches for a limited time only. This marks the only time you will be able to sample all four years alongside one another. When the kegs kick, Imperial Stout will be gone forever.
So, whether you’re a big Russian Imperial Stout fan or simply looking to sample the newest juggernaut in the Hammer of the Gods series, Ex Machina is here to stay, and we’re just fine with that.