(Media, PA) – On Thursday, September 27, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., the region’s most celebrated brewery and restaurant, Iron Hill (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000), will toast their award-winning head brewer Bob Barrar’s 40th birthday with Dark Humor Rising, a tasting of rare and exciting iterations of his Dark Humor Porter.
Originally brewed in collaboration with brewer Jeff O’Neill then of Ithaca Brewing Company, now of The Peekskill Brewery, Dark Humor is a 100% brettanomyces-fermented porter that is luxuriously chocolate-y with an earthy, sour character. For Dark Humor Rising, Barrar brewed a fresh batch and aged the special beer in a variety of other spirit barrels. Draught tastes, large-format bottles and even an extremely limited quantity of the original vintage of Dark Humor will be available for sale.
“Working at Iron Hill has been a dream for me – I’m not only allowed but encouraged to create unusual and exciting beers that many other breweries would shy away from,” says Barrar, Iron Hill’s most decorated brewer who is now the owner of 23 medals, including nine from the World Beer Cup (WBC) and 14 from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
“Dark Humor is a great example of why I’m proud to work for Iron Hill, and it is a pleasure to share it on this milestone birthday with the fans and friends who continue to make my job every day so great.”
Dark Humor beers available during Dark Humor Rising will include:
Vintage March 2011 Dark Humor (brewed at Ithaca)
Vintage May 2011 Dark Humor (brewed in Media)
Rum Barrel Aged Dark Humor
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Humor
Sherry Barrel Aged Dark Humor
Tawny Port Barrel Aged Dark Humor
Ruby Port Barrel Aged Dark Humor
Quantities of this extraordinary beer are very limited and are expected to sell out. Guests will be able to enjoy Dark Humor in a variety of ways: on Draught, as a Sampler (tastes of all Dark Humor beers for $16); and in Large-Format Bottles, perfect to take home or give as gifts (750 mL for $29.95).