A Note on This Beer
Even If you’ve got an epic Stout cellar loaded with Russian Imperials from all over the country, you probably don't have one that was actually brewed in Russia. Because Russian craft almost never makes it to the States.
Well today’s your chance to fill that gap because we’ve managed to smuggle a few cases of 13% ABV Ivan Russian Imperial Stout out from behind the Iron Curtain!
The craft scene in Russia has exploded in the last few years, and this is your opportunity to taste a beer from one of its leading breweries: Moscow’s Victory Art Brewing! These Russian craft masters got sick of seeing only ‘Euro Lagers’ on the shelves, and even sicker of seeing Russian Imperial Stouts on social media that they couldn’t even get in Russia! So they decided to open a brewery and take the style back.
Now Victory Art is at the forefront of Russia’s craft beer revolution!
Culture Trip called out Victory’s brews in their 10 Craft Russian Beers You Must Try. And they’ve attracted plenty of attention from brewers in the States, even flying over to collaborate with the legendary Jester King!
Grab a bottle of today’s Ivan and be the first craft fiend on your block to get hip to the Russian beer scene! Pop open a bottle at your next hangout and curious Stout fans will gather around for a taste. And after they’ve tried it, they’ll only want more.
This RIS is loaded with roasty, smokey char and dark coffee. Notes of bitter chocolate and a hint of anise linger on the palate along with a whisper of oak, and still more smoke and fine tobacco.
Next time your buddies swing by to raid your beer fridge, offer them something they’ve never had before. Not just a Russian Imperial Stout, but a Russian Russian Imperial Stout, straight outta Moscow.
Rated 4.08 on Untappd
Packaged On October 12th, 2018