This is the barrel-aged version of our Quaerterback Imperial Stout with Vanilla
STYLE: Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout
ABV: 10.8% IBU: 77
DESCRIPTION: A very dark and very strong imperial stout with notes of coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
TITLE: This beer is brewed in honor of Green Beret an Medal of Honor recipient SSG Melvin Morris for his valorous actions on SEP 17, 1969, while commanding the Third Co, Third Battalion, IV Mobile Strike Force (part of 5th Special Forces GRP) near Chi Lang, Vietnam. After hearing his team commander had been killed in action he organized and lead a team behind enemy lines to retrieve the fallen. With a bag full of grenades he proceeded to lead the assault through heavy enemy fire which was focused on this team. With speed and QUARTERBACK-accuracy he threw grenades into enemy bunkers, eliminating the entire enemy force who had pinned down his unit. After retrieving his fallen comrade, he was shot three times as he made his way back to friendly lines, but ultimately succeeded in returning his fallen comrade to a friendly position.
Melvin is one of the first African Americans to don the Green Beret. He is a living legend and we are honored to be able to celebrate his incredible service to our great country.
COLLABORATION: This beer is a collaboration between LONGTAB, WARCLOUD BREWING (produced the incredible artwork of Melvin), and Melvin himself, and is inspired by the Weathered Souls Black is Beautiful Project whose purpose resonates with the Green Beret motto: To Liberate those Oppressed.
CHARITY: Portions of the proceeds of this beer will be donated to the Green Beret Project which takes leadership methods used by Special Forces to mentor at-risk inner-city youth overcome some of the socio-economic challenges they are born into, and to teach them to become leaders in their communities. The GBP ethos emanates through the words of Fredrick Douglas - “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
INGREDIENTS: Two Row, Crystal, Black, and Chocolate Malts, Oats, Hawaiian Grown Vanilla Beans; Golding Hops; Ale Yeast