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Recipe: Good Word Moments Before Impending Doom

With thanks to Todd DiMatteo and his team at Good Word Brewing in Duluth, Georgia, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for the rum barrel–aged barleywine that became one of our Best 20 Beers in 2022.

Todd DiMatteo Feb 16, 2023 - 3 min read

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From the tasting notes of our blind review panel: “Caramel with marshmallow and a spirits-filled Christmas-store nose. Rum-soaked panettone, aging barrel cellar, light buttered toast, and a pervasive woodiness.”

Originally brewed in collaboration with Little Cottage Brewery in Avondale Estates, Georgia, we named last year’s iteration of Moments Before Impending Doom one of our Best 20 Beers in 2022.

For more about Good Word, check out Podcast Episode 222: Good Word’s Todd DiMatteo Goes Big on Little Beers.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 68%
OG: 1.108
FG: 1.034
IBUs: 22
ABV: 10%

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