Baton Rouge’s Tin Roof Brewing will be releasing Rougarou, their imperial black ale, as the calendar flips from September to October. John Peak at Tin Roof was kind enough to send me some details and label designs. This will be Tin Roof’s first beer bottled in 22 ounce bombers; the rest of their package line up is in cans.
Made with six different malts and eight, yes 8, hop varieties, this beast of a black ale is triple dry hopped for maximum palate mauling. Rougaroo weighs in at a whopping 9.7% with 108 IBUs. Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Glacier, Palisade, Citra and Amarillo hops will make this an intensely hopped black ale.
Read what Tin Roof says about Rougarou:
Stories abound of the night-lurking, bayou-wandering creature of Cajun lore, the Rougarou, a shadow that haunts night walkers who venture into his realm. Like its namesake, this dark, malty beast of a brew will maul your palate with a vicious hop backbone, elusive roast undertones and an intense aroma. A true legend of the brewing world, Rougarou leaves no palate unshredded. Our Imperial Black Ale is like no other in Louisiana – as mysterious as it’s name. No longer will you fear the full moon, you’ll welcome it.
I’ve had an opportunity to taste some of a test batch earlier this summer, and I’m looking forward to trying the full release very soon. Bottles will be sold at Calandro’s, Matherne’s, Cuban Liquor, Alexander’s Market, Bet R, as well as others. A limited amount of 1/6 barrel kegs will be available to a few accounts. More details on the release date to come soon!
Check out the screen printed bomber design and tap handle design below: