“All of Private Press’s releases are blended expressions,” says Brad Clark. “I have high-FG beers and lower ones, all in different barrels and of varying ages. I use these ‘threads’ to build the desired mouthfeel and body in all my imperial stouts and barleywines.”
These include one of the blendery’s first releases, Rings of Splendor, pictured above—a blend of three stouts aged in Basil Hayden, Blantons, Heaven Hill, and Woodfoord Double Oak barrels.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%