Ethereal Brewing Baba Yaga Release

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Zachary Meier is ready to greet customers for the Ethereal Brewing bottle sale January 27, 2018. Photo by J. Chula.

It has been a while since the local beer scene in Lexington has experienced long lines for bottle release days at a brewery. Ethereal Brewing brought them back with their annual offering of Baba Yaga, a barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout.

This year, the folks at Ethereal Brewing took it a step further with a total of 3 variants of the base beer, including Mayan Chocolate, Coffee, and Sea Salt and Chocolate. All of these variants had interested folks lining up at 6am to get their hands on these limited bottles. When asked about bottle amounts, Ethereal’s Head Brewer Brandon Floan told us they bottled close to 1400 bottles overall for the release, including the base beer and all the variants.

It didn’t take long for the line to work it’s way through the stocks and by late afternoon, all bottles were gone and the crew at Ethereal seemed to be elated and surprised over the interest of their offerings. Patrons we spoke to said they can’t wait until next year’s release, saying they plan on getting there early again to make sure they are successful in getting bottles.


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