This hefty 11.5% Imperial Stout is brewed with a copious amount of base malt, specialty grains with the addition of molasses. Genius Wizard was the first beer brewed on Ratio’s 20 barrel system when the brewery launched in 2015, and that first batch immediately went into bourbon barrels to age for 12 months. This December will mark the fifth time this viscous, roasty, chocolate-y, barrel-forward beast returns after brooding in barrels.
The 2019 Genius Wizard debut will once again be celebrated with a special kind of release experience on Friday, December 13 from 7-10pm. Ratio Beerworks has teamed up with Spectra Art Space to transform their brewhouse into a mystical, magical immersive art installation for the release party.
Attendees of The Genius Wizard Experience will have the first chance to enjoy this year’s rendition of Genius Wizard Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout along with 4 variant expressions consisting of BA Vanilla Coconut Genius Wizard, BA Maple Pecan Genius Wizard, Espresso Coffee Genius Wizard, and BA Mayan Chocolate Genius Wizard (variants subject to change).
Additionally, Ratio has teamed up with an all-star cast of Denver’s finest to incorporate a culinary showcase to pair with the beer. This year’s lineup already includes Tavernetta, Yuan Wonton, Super Mega Bien, Work & Class, Smok, and Voodoo Doughnut, with more to be announced.
Ticket holders will also receive a bottle of 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard to take home, a commemorative Genius Wizard glass, as well as the opportunity to pre-order three variant bottles to complete a four-pack to take home while supplies last.
Tickets to The Genius Wizard Experience are currently available for $45 via Nightout. With an add-on option to pre-order bottles of three 2019 Genius Wizard Bourbon Barrel-Aged Variants to-go for $75. – http://geniuswizard19.nightout.com/
Attendees will receive:
-Commemorative Genius Wizard Glassware
-A bottle of 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard to-go
The Variants and Vintages (4oz pours):
-Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coconut Vanilla Genius Wizard
-Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Pecan Genius Wizard -Bourbon Barrel-Aged Espresso Coffee Genius Wizard -Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mayan Chocolate Genius Wizard -2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard
(Variants are subject to change)
One Full Pour of 2019 Genius Wizard Imperial Stout or Any Non-Barrel-Aged Ratio Beer (At the bar)
- Smōk – Denver
- Tavernetta Denver
- Super Mega Bien
- Work & Class
- Yuan Wonton
- Voodoo Doughnut
- And more to be announced
Plus the first opportunity to pre-order this year’s limited release variant four-pack of 2019 Genius Wizard Variant bottles.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com