This bold and deliciously complex beer is an Imperial Buckwheat Stout aged in Tequila barrels for 13 months. Only a collection of pioneering, well seasoned, extensively traveled and passionate pub owners could come up with such a notion. A massive grain bill consisting of Pale, Munich and toasted Canadian Buckwheat was blended with pearled drum-kilned barley from Chile, a generous amount of Wisconsin toasted wheat and a slug of British crystal malts. A couple lumps of Mexican Turbinado sugar were added for good measure while we loaded the kettle with Styrian Golding hops. This carefully calculated collision of flavors, concocted over copious amounts of Orval well into the night, was laid down in fresh Tequila barrels wrangled over our southern border by the beautiful and gracious Meg Gill. We simply call this beer “PNC” in honor of its collaborative creators – the gothic symphony of flavors will speak for themselves.
Made with The Publican National Committee. Founding members; Don Younger from Portland, Oregon’s Horse Brass Pub (the Granddaddy of all draught beer bars), David Keene of San Francisco’s Toronado, Tom Peters and Fergus Carey of Philadelphia’s Monk’s Cafe, Chris Black of the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, and the ‘Matts’; Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe of Seattle’s Bottleworks and Brouwer’s Cafe, unanimously elected Don Younger as our “President for Life”. While our new leader was outside on a smoke break, Don immediately requested an impeachment vote, he was denied. We added to new members in 2010, Jesse McCann of Apex in Portland and Ian Black of the San Diego Toronado.