The featured beer painting of the day is of The Lost Abbey Deliverance Ale, a blended ale aged in bourbon and brandy barrels, brewed by Port Brewing Company in San Marcos, CA. The beer is a mixture of the Serpent’s Stout aged in bourbon barrels and the Angel’s Share aged in brandy barrels. This beer truly is a battle between good and evil! It is a phenomenal American strong ale! The cork on this one popped all the way to the ceiling — must have been the angels taking their share. I did my part here back on earth sipping on this delectable brew! No serpents here though, just a deliverance-type of setting. Where is the banjo?
I loved, loved, loved, this beer! My wife said, “It’s amazing!” When I first tasted the 2 oz serving at the Culmination Beer Festival I knew it was good, but had already tasted so many dynamic beers, including Deal With The Devil by Anchorage Brewing Co! Having it here in McCarthy where PBR is considered normal beer and Alaskan White a “very good beer,” this beer was a colossal oak-aged winner hands down! I know the Serpent’s Stout must be blacker than sin, but what color is the Angel’s Share? I wish I had some of it, but I am imagining a deep dark-roasted-grain tan. So I guess this is actually a Black and Tan. Well, if it is, it is the best one I ever had!
Cheers to the Deliverance Ale, let the “sin” hold you where you want to be, or let the angels help you ascend into heaven! This beer is both bold and worth its weight in gold! Non-denominational, but at 12.5 percent, it dominates. Share accordingly.