First brewed for our Two-Year Anniversary, Black Curtains was the first stout we brewed. “We enjoy making high alcohol beers,” said Michael Peticolas, founder of Peticolas, when asked about the origins of the beer.
“So when it came time to brew a stout, I immediately gravitated to an imperial version. I certainly wanted to focus on a roasty character for the beer and used a large amount of roasted barley as a result. You might be surprised at the amount of hop used to balance it out. Black Curtains has somewhat of a dual meaning, but you’ll have to let the imagination run on that one.”
Black Curtains was only available at the brewery for approximately 5 years. Only recently have you been able to find this rare beer out i the market. True to its name, the beer pours black with a thick dark tan head. Its rich malty aroma and roasted malt astringency and bitterness are balanced with a relatively high level of floral and citrus hop character.