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Black Tuesday was crafted to stand the test of time— to evolve, develop, and mature. One could even say that Tuesdays are Timeless. Aged in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, developing complexity and flavors like nothing you’ve tasted before. Roaring notes of crème brûlée, and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice— dancing into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. This monstrous release only comes around once a year, and it doesn't last long.

2020 Release Details

Public Access

Date

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 @ 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST

Where

Exclusively on www.thebruery.com and in our Tasting Rooms

Limits

Six bottles and Two cans per purchase

Price

$32 per 750ml bottle & $19 per 16oz. can

How to claim

Next-day shipping throughout CA and in parts of NV (ships within 2-3 days), Loakal Delivery, or pick up in Orange County, CA and Washington, D.C.

Black Tuesday is an immensely complex and layered imperial stout. The base beer lends itself to the flavors imparted from over a year spent in Bourbon barrels. When first opened, the nose is immediately enveloped in aromas of burnt almond and Foie gras and cotton candy. Simultaneously, the palate is met with hints of bourbon-poached fig, Crème Brûlée, and Amaretti di Saronno cookies. The mid-palate is then briefly treated to nuanced notes of malted milk balls and rich, stewed raspberries. It finishes boldly with hints of Australian style licorice, notably, and cherry wood-smoked shoyu. Cheers!

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) - 750-ml.

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Become a Member

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels Black Tuesday was crafted to stand the test of time— to evolve, develop, and mature. One could even say that Tuesdays are Timeless. Aged in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, developing complexity and flavors like nothing you’ve tasted before. Roaring notes of crème brûlée, and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice— dancing into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) - 16oz. Can

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Become a Member

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels Black Tuesday was crafted to stand the test of time— to evolve, develop, and mature. One could even say that Tuesdays are Timeless. Aged in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, developing complexity and flavors like nothing you’ve tasted before. Roaring notes of crème brûlée, and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice— dancing into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. 16oz. can Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation Public Access on 10.27 only Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping throughout CA and parts of NV available Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) Virtual Release Party Box

Become a Member

This year we’re taking our annual release party online, for an evening filled with interviews, guest appearances, and virtual tastings of all of this year’s Black Tuesday releases. This virtual party box includes three different small batch barrel treatments (two cans of each) that we’ve never released before, originally brewed for our Black Tuesday party and available in extremely limited quantities, they will sell out. Join us live at YouTube.com/TheBruery on 10.27.20 at 5:30 PM PDT Black Tuesday Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Finished in Vanilla Barrels:As we laid this beer to rest for its second round of barrel-aging, we were surprised by the expressiveness of the flavors the barrels provided. Vanilla extract is not a new ingredient to us, but the flavors we extracted from these barrels is. As these barrels continued to mature over the past couple of years, we waited for the right time to showcase them, that time is now. Black Tuesday Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout - Finished in Maple Syrup Barrels:Unique from other maple projects in that this flavor is solely an exploration of wood. Already aged in bourbon barrels for a year, we then laid this massive imperial stout to rest in maple syrup barrels for additional aging. With over three years spent in barrels, we found the maple flavors to be big, bold, and sticky. Enjoy! Black Tuesday North American Port Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout:Working with port barrels can be very tricky, add extended aging to that and it multiplies. With a second round of aging in port barrels, we were excited to taste the impact these barrels had - and to no one's surprise, we found an elevated flavor profile with big and decadent notes of dark dried fruits, vanilla, and a hint of bitter chocolate. What's inside: 6 x 10oz. cans of Black Tuesday DBA variants (2 cans of each variant) 2 x 6.5oz. exclusive Sahm Elektra Small tasting glasses  Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation Limit 1

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Stemmed Glassware

$15.00

14.75oz stemmed Sahm Elektra tasting glass Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) T-Shirt

$25.00

Black Tuesday (2020) T-Shirt Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Ceramic Mug

$15.00

16oz. Stoneware Mug Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Crueneck Sweatshirt

$50.00

Crewneck sweatshirt available in Black or Gold print Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Facemask

$10.00

Black Tuesday (2020) Facemask Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Beanie

$20.00

Black Tuesday (2020) Beanie Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2017)

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
$38.00
ABV: 19.5%

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels The economy fluctuates. The latest fads inevitably decline. Black Tuesday stands the test of time. Our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout (19.5% ABV) brings a seemingly roaring combination of flavors - vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate and singed oak, to name a few - into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. And it only comes around once a year. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation, Public

October

Black Tuesday (2018)

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
$35.00
ABV: 19.2%

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels The economy fluctuates. The latest fads inevitably decline. Black Tuesday stands the test of time. Our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout brings a seemingly roaring combination of flavors - vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate and singed oak, to name a few - into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. And it only comes around once a year. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation, Public

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) - 750-ml.

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Become a Member

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels Black Tuesday was crafted to stand the test of time— to evolve, develop, and mature. One could even say that Tuesdays are Timeless. Aged in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, developing complexity and flavors like nothing you’ve tasted before. Roaring notes of crème brûlée, and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice— dancing into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) - 16oz. Can

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Become a Member

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels Black Tuesday was crafted to stand the test of time— to evolve, develop, and mature. One could even say that Tuesdays are Timeless. Aged in choice bourbon barrels for over a year, developing complexity and flavors like nothing you’ve tasted before. Roaring notes of crème brûlée, and poached fig are interlaced with hints of malted milk balls and Australian licorice— dancing into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. 16oz. can Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation Public Access on 10.27 only Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping throughout CA and parts of NV available Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

Members Only
October

Black Tuesday (2020) Virtual Release Party Box

Become a Member

This year we’re taking our annual release party online, for an evening filled with interviews, guest appearances, and virtual tastings of all of this year’s Black Tuesday releases. This virtual party box includes three different small batch barrel treatments (two cans of each) that we’ve never released before, originally brewed for our Black Tuesday party and available in extremely limited quantities, they will sell out. Join us live at YouTube.com/TheBruery on 10.27.20 at 5:30 PM PDT Black Tuesday Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Finished in Vanilla Barrels:As we laid this beer to rest for its second round of barrel-aging, we were surprised by the expressiveness of the flavors the barrels provided. Vanilla extract is not a new ingredient to us, but the flavors we extracted from these barrels is. As these barrels continued to mature over the past couple of years, we waited for the right time to showcase them, that time is now. Black Tuesday Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout - Finished in Maple Syrup Barrels:Unique from other maple projects in that this flavor is solely an exploration of wood. Already aged in bourbon barrels for a year, we then laid this massive imperial stout to rest in maple syrup barrels for additional aging. With over three years spent in barrels, we found the maple flavors to be big, bold, and sticky. Enjoy! Black Tuesday North American Port Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout:Working with port barrels can be very tricky, add extended aging to that and it multiplies. With a second round of aging in port barrels, we were excited to taste the impact these barrels had - and to no one's surprise, we found an elevated flavor profile with big and decadent notes of dark dried fruits, vanilla, and a hint of bitter chocolate. What's inside: 6 x 10oz. cans of Black Tuesday DBA variants (2 cans of each variant) 2 x 6.5oz. exclusive Sahm Elektra Small tasting glasses  Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation Limit 1

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Stemmed Glassware

$15.00

14.75oz stemmed Sahm Elektra tasting glass Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) T-Shirt

$25.00

Black Tuesday (2020) T-Shirt Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Ceramic Mug

$15.00

16oz. Stoneware Mug Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Crueneck Sweatshirt

$50.00

Crewneck sweatshirt available in Black or Gold print Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Facemask

$10.00

Black Tuesday (2020) Facemask Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2020) Beanie

$20.00

Black Tuesday (2020) Beanie Public Pickup Deadline 12.31.20 Pickup available at our CA fulfillment center or DC store Shipping nationwide (merchandise ony) available  Loakal Delivery available Due to the volume of orders, shipments and deliveries may take several days to process, for immediate fulfillment pickup will be the best option

October

Black Tuesday (2017)

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
$38.00
ABV: 19.5%

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels The economy fluctuates. The latest fads inevitably decline. Black Tuesday stands the test of time. Our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout (19.5% ABV) brings a seemingly roaring combination of flavors - vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate and singed oak, to name a few - into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. And it only comes around once a year. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation, Public

October

Black Tuesday (2018)

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
$35.00
ABV: 19.2%

Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels The economy fluctuates. The latest fads inevitably decline. Black Tuesday stands the test of time. Our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout brings a seemingly roaring combination of flavors - vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate and singed oak, to name a few - into a decadent, sophisticated fusion that’s fit to claim its own day of the week. And it only comes around once a year. 750-ml. Bottle Access Level: Hoarders, Reserve, Preservation, Public

Celebrate With Us

Virtual Release Party

We're throwing a virtual release party live on YouTube and Facebook to celebrate the release of Black Tuesday. Our Bruers will be joined by special guests that we've collaborated with, Society members, and more. The party starts at 5:30 PM PDT / 8:30 PM EDT on YouTube and Facebook.

Tasting Room

If you'd like to celebrate in person, our Tasting Rooms will be open on Black Tuesday with socially distant precautions. Join us in person for live music and a live stream of the Virtual Release Party. Plus the tap lines will be flowing with special Black Tuesday variants.

The Bruery Store D.C.

The West Coast doesn’t get all the fun— join us at The Bruery Store D.C.

What people are saying

"This is great. It doesn't taste like it's too much, but every sip tatses like a full gulp. So much flavour. Only love."
- Julien on Untappd

"Amazing as always! The ultimate fire pit share beer."
- Dave C. on Untappd

"No filter needed. This beer kicks ass!!"
- Ryan A. on Untappd

"Good stuff. Drinking a few good ones to celebrate the impending arrival of baby Gregg!"
- Dave on Untappd

The History of Black Tuesday

"Yesterday was our toughest brewing day yet. It was a day where nothing seemed to go right, and with brewing, you can’t stop what you’re doing and come back on another day.

"I arrived at 4:30 in the morning and started mashing in. The batch was our imperial stout, which consists of 2,500 lbs. of grain (our typical batches are in the 1,000 lbs. range), several different types of sugar, a long boil, and usually another batch from the second runnings. While I was mashing in, I was milling because our grist case only holds 1,000 lbs. Ben (our part-time brewing assistant) showed up at 7:00 and mashed in the other half of the batch. Mashing in took a little over 3 hours, but it went smoothly.

"I then went to recirculate the mash, and Ben discovered the pump was leaking. I tightened the connection between the pump head and the motor, which resulted in bending the pump bracket and increasing the leak. Meanwhile, a few people showed up to visit. I forgot that the sparge was running, and the mash tun started to overflow from the top. I started to hook up our grant to another pump, and then after ten minutes of trying to rig something together, I decided to backtrack and use the leaking pump anyway. It’s about 10 AM now. To this point, the day had been hectic but tolerable."

Read the rest of this story on our blog.

Patrick Rue
July 2, 2008

Black Tuesday will age gracefully for up to a decade and evolve in flavor profile. We suggest trying verticals side-by-side to see how the complexities change over the years. Best practice is to store standing up in a dark area at around 52° F.

Black Tuesday FAQs

Black Tuesday (2020) goes on sale to members October 7-9, 2020.  The public sale begins at 10:00 AM PST on Tuesday, October 27th.

Black Tuesday (2020) is only available to the public for one day or until sold out.

Join our Societies for early access.

Merch will be on sale at the beginning of the month for Society members.  The public will get access on Tuesday, October 27th.  Merch that does not sell out may be available for a short while afterwards, but don't count on it.

If the CA Pickup option is selected for Black Tuesday (2020) by a customer during checkout, bottles must be picked up from our Fulfillment Center (741 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA) by December 31, 2020.

All purchases are final, any bottles not picked up by the stated deadline will be considered forfeit. The Bruery will not issue refunds for any items that are not picked up or shipped by the appropriate deadlines.

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