“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity but they’ve always worked for me”
– Hunter S. Thompson
We had to do something to honor our friend and co-conspirator Dr. Gonzo and last time we checked the sign out front said brewery, so it seemed only right to unleash a tribute beer.
Gonzo energy has been racing around the brewery like a three-legged dog on acid for over ten years now. We’ll stick to the beer info on this page, but if you feel like digging into the history check out the, ‘About Us’, page.
Gonzo Imperial Porter will be released in early June in a unique Gonzo illustrated four pack. A limited edition, 750ml bottle will also be available from the brewery’s tasting room – the first 100 of these will be signed by Ralph Steadman.
Like Hunter this beer is deep and complex. Gonzo Imperial Porter has been brewed with black, chocolate and crystal malts, and hopped with Millennium and Cascades. This is a turbo charged version of the Road Dog and at 9.5% ABV it will bite you in the ass if you don’t show it the proper respect.
Proceeds from the sale of Gonzo Imperial Porter will go towards building the Gonzo Memorial Fist in Aspen. The 150 foot stone column complete with a giant red fist at its summit will tower above Hunterâ€™s Owl Farm Estate for all eternity.
Would Hunter have approved? Well weâ€™ll never know for sure, however, a swarm of bats was seen hovering over the brewery the other day, so we’re taking that as a thumbs up.
I will definitely be procuring some of this, and I think I may smuggle some across state lines for my good friend, BewilderedRider.