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Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 134 Drink: Avery Out of Bounds Stout

Avery Brewing was founded in 1993 in Boulder, Colo. The brewery has a reputation for producing some of America's most flavorful beers and you can trace these roots back to the 1994 Great American Beer Festival when a relatively unknown beer from a relatively unknown brewery took home a gold medal.

Avery Out of Bounds Stout helped put the brewery on the map by impressing the GABF judges 16 years ago. It is still a pretty impressive brew.

Avery Out of Bounds Stout pours a jet black color with a thick tan head. The 5.1 percent alcohol by volume beer has a roasted grain aroma and the initial flavor has plenty of hops. The Bullion and Fuggles hops in the ale produce a 51 IBU reading. I enjoyed this full bodied beer on a very hot May afternoon in Charlotte, but it had a nice refreshing edge that cut through the heat. Highly enjoyable for any fan of stouts.

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