Great South Bay Brewery Marauder Bottle Release (03/22)


Great South Bay Brewery bottle-releases Marauder, a 10.00% ABV scotch ale aged in Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey barrels, on March 22 (3:00PM).

According to Phil Ebel, director of sales and operations, “approximately 200 hand-numbered bottles are being released, only at the brewery.”

Marauder is Great South Bay Brewery’s second bottle production. Conscious Sedaison, a 7.25% ABV saison, was released on May 20, 2011.

Limit two 16oz bottles per individual.

Description of Marauder:

Marauder is not your ordinary Scotch Ale. Consisting of a larger than life grain bill that starts with our base malt and roasted barley, we pack our mash tun full of an immense amount of crushed grains. Once the mash has completed, we draw off a portion of the wort and begin a kettle caramelization process turning this dark liquid into a syrup-like consistency to bring out the full, rich flavors of the malt. Once this process has been completed we add this syrup into the vat with the rest of wort and continue with an intensely long boil to further concentrate the fermentable sugars. After a lengthy fermentation process, we transfer this brew into bourbon oak barrels where we condition, age and allow it to soak up characteristics of the wood. With one taste, Marauder will snare your senses with full malt flavor, caramel sweetness and bourbon notes that are born from wood.

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Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.