The Defenestrator was one of the first lagers we brewed. We collaborated with our friends at The Cask, who focus on European beers and are big lager fans. We made a 30 bbl batch that first year, and have continued the collab every year since. Not only do we really enjoy the beer, but it’s always a great time brewing with the folks at The Cask. Doppelbocks are some of Germany's biggest, strongest beers. Our Defenestrator is a traditional-style doppelbock, using all-German malt and all-German hops.
Oh, and the name? All credit goes to The Cask for that one. It follows the tradition set by many other doppelbocks that end in “-ator”: Salvator, Celebrator, Optimator, Troegenator. We think the meaning behind the name is pretty funny.
Tasting notes: This ruby brown doppelbock has a malty, sweet, bready aroma, with mild fruitiness. The clean, full-bodied mouthfeel leads into a pronounced nutty flavor and malty, bready sweetness, ending in a crisp finish. An easy-drinking, mellow doppelbock, despite the ABV. 8.7% ABV, 22 IBU.