On Friday, April 4, Yellowhammer Brewing (Huntsville) will release 22 oz. bottles of this year's batch of Dark Hammer Belgian Quadruple.
Typically found on draft in the depths of colder months, Dark Hammer will be making its first appearance in bottles later this week. Dark Hammer is an annual release from Yellowhammer, and it truly hits hard with a depth of complex and rich flavors. This 10.5% ABV Belgian-style Quad gets its size thanks to a blend of German and Belgian malts, but the flavor is tamed a bit with imported dark Belgian candi sugar to give the beer notes of plum and raisin. The full brewery description is as follows:
We unleash the Dark Hammer, a 10.5% ABV Belgian Style Quadruple once a year. Only 90 cases were released to the Alabama market. German and Belgian malts form a hearty backbone, while imported Dark Belgian candi syrup adds hints of dark stone fruits.
Yes, you read that correctly. Only 90 cases of Dark Hammer bombers will find their way to shelves in Alabama on Friday. Michael Hixson of Yellowhammer also informed me that the brewery is completely out of kegs, so this small batch of bottles is pretty much your last shot at this beer until next year. As far as where to find your bottles of Dark Hammer, I can confirm that Wish You Were Beer (7407 US Highway 72 - Suite G, Madison) already has a release event planned for Friday, April 4 at 5 p.m. If you cannot make that event, just check with your favorite craft beer retailer who normally carries Yellowhammer offerings to see if they will have this limited release.
You have been warned, so act fast to secure your bombers of Dark Hammer later this week. Whether you enjoy your bottles as soon as you purchase them or you tuck them away for a colder day, just remember 22 oz. of this massive brew are best enjoyed when shared. Sharing is caring after all. Prost!