My wife and I (Connor) were re-watching Brooklyn 99 and in one of the final scenes in season 2, episode 22 (it’s on Netflix!) Holt became my favourite character. He tells Jake. Call me…. VELVET THUNDER in his perfect, Shakespearian voice. Right then, I knew we needed to name a beer after that. But, what kind of beer is worthy of the name VELVET THUNDER?
This beer is deceptive looking. From simply looking at it, it appears to be a simple gold coloured beer. You might think to yourself that this will be a light, crisp blonde ale – but you would be wrong. Close your eyes and take a sip; your brain will be convinced that this beer is dark stout. White Gristmas is a full bodied, thick tasting beer with STRONG notes of coffee and chocolate.
Oh boy, we have been sitting on this recipe for sometime. Waiting for the perfect moment to release this. This is a full bodied, malty, powerful stout. The kicker is that we have taken a good stout and raised it up a few notches with 6 shot of espresso.