Release The Lost Abbey to release Devil Went Down to Georgia

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,506) Aug 23, 1996 California

    San Marcos, CA, -- The Lost Abbey is giving the Devil his due. Produced for the first time since 2012, The Lost Abbey will be releasing Devil Went Down to Georgia, a Bourbon-barrel aged barleywine featuring black tea and peaches.

    Devil Went Down to Georgia, formerly known as Track #11, was one of 13 beers that made up The Lost Abbey’s Ultimate Box Set, pays tribute to the fiendishly catch Charlie Daniel’s ballad of a Faustian fiddle contest with the Devil.

    “Devil Went Down to Georgia was a personal favorite of mine from the Ultimate Box Set,” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey. “Recreating the ‘Vern’, an amazingly refreshing bourbon cocktail with sweet peach tea, has been on my mind for a while, so we’re excited to share this beer with even more people this time around.”

    Beginning with a base of our Angel’s Share ale, Devil Went Down to Georgia, was aged for over a year in bourbon barrels and then blended with peaches and sweet black tea. The end result becoming a delicious bourbon-forward ale, sprinkled with floral notes from the black tea and fresh cut peaches before culminating in a sweet oak and vanilla finish.

    Devil Went Down to Georgia, 12.5% ABV, will be available in the San Marcos and Cardiff tasting rooms starting Friday, August 25th and hitting The Lost Abbey distribution network beginning August 28th.

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  2. eastbayfunkdunk

    eastbayfunkdunk Initiate (145) Jun 10, 2015 Minnesota
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  3. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (390) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I wonder if this will hit full distribution of just regional. Illinois gets a pretty large selection. Would be interesting to know if this will make its way there.
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  4. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (165) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

  5. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (365) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    The real question here is will it be distributed to GA? :slight_smile:
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  6. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (379) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    This sounds awesome. Lost Abbey is always insanely creative but not the kind that makes you think they sniffed glue before brewing.
  7. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (238) Oct 20, 2006 California

    I wondered why this beer was called Vern before they put it in the box set. Never realized that was a cocktail.