Aging beer has become quite an art form and the beneficiaries are beer drinkers as the gigantic flavors just continue to explode out of the barrels in which they were aged. Hangar 24 Craft Brewing has mastered this process and nothing more defines it than the fact that every pour of Pugachev’s Cobra is more than a beer, it is something that will linger with you long after it is gone, from its scent to the many flavors you will experience.
Pugachev’s Cobra is aptly named for a Russian pilot named Viktor Pugachev, who was knowing for a flying maneuver where he raised the nose of his plane as a stall tactic then dropped the nose back down to get back into attack mode. This over-the-top, in a good way, Russian Imperial Stout will hit you from the moment you open the bottle as the eight months that it is aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels is evident in the aroma. You can see the flavors from the pour as it is a wonderfully rich and dark beer that combines chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, licorice and dark fruits, while flavors of chocolate-covered plum, sweet malt, bourbon, and roasted coffee and finishes with a thick caramel head. Calling Pugachev’s Cobra artisty is no overstatement as it is created using three different dark roasted malts and rich maple syrup in its brewing process. No need for you to worry about the many layers of depth to Pugachev’s Cobra, simply enjoy it for all of the greatness that it is.
Hangar 24 is breaking out the holiday flavors during this 12 day event. Pugachev’s Cobra variants scheduled to be offered on draft at the Redlands Taproom during the “12 Days of Puga” will include Brandy, Candy Cane, Gingerbread and Pug-Nog. Variants created by pouring through a Randall flavor-infusion device will include Caramel & Cocoa, as well as Mexican Chocolate. Archived bottles of Pugachev’s Cobra will be available, including the acclaimed 2013 version.
Pugachev’s Cobra is the perfect gift for craft beer lovers. It is a beer designed for special occasions, making the Christmas season the perfect time to celebrate all it has to offer. This festive event is great to experience for at least one day, but the more the merrier. The “12 Days of Puga” kicks off December 12th. All events to take place at the Redlands Taproom. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Pugachev’s Cobra Brandy on draft
Wednesday, Dec. 13: 2016 Pugachev’s Cobra bottles on sale
Thursday, Dec. 14: Caramel/Cocoa on Randall
Friday, Dec. 15: Gingerbread Pugachev’s Cobra on draft
Saturday, Dec. 16: 2014 Pugachev’s Cobra bottles on sale
Sunday, Dec. 17: 2013 Pugachev’s Cobra bottles on sale
Monday, Dec. 18: 2017 Pugachev’s Cobra T-shirts on sale ($5)
Tuesday, Dec. 19: Candy Cane Pugachev’s Cobra on draft
Wednesday, Dec. 20: 2012 Pugachev’s Cobra bottles on sale
Thursday, Dec. 21: Pugachev’s Cobra Steal the Glass night, plus Mexican Chocolate Pugachev’s Cobra on Randall
Friday, Dec. 22: Pug-Nog 2.0 on draft
Saturday, Dec. 23: 2015 Pugachev Royale bottles on sale*
For more information, visit: Hangar 24