(Chicago, IL) – Goose Island Beer Co. got label approval for Night Stalker Imperial Stout this week. The beer will be released on a limited basis in 22 oz. bottles this March.
This beer is a beast at 11.7% ABV. This was the third beer added to the Fulton Series in early March of last year. Here is the write-up I got from a distribution rep (I’ve moved the info below from the Goose Island megapost I posted on Monday):
“Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC in 1974. It featured a newspaper reporter — Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin — who investigates crimes with mysterious and unlikely causes that the proper authorities won’t accept or pursue. The series version was set in Chicago and is credited as an inspiration for the X Files.
Goose Island Beer Company will release it’s third beer in the Fulton Wood Series, Night Stalker, as an homage to the Chicago-based television show. Night Stalker is a jet black, dry hopped Imperial Stout, extremely rich and full flavored with malt and chocolate followed by a bright dry hopped aroma. It is the same base as our Bourbon County Stout, but instead of aging in Bourbon barrels, we dry hop it like madmen.
ABV – 11.7%, IBU’s – 60, Color – 100
Aroma Hops –Mt. Hood & Simcoe
Malts – 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black”