October 22, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) — The 2012 EclipseTM Imperial Stout series will be released by FiftyFifty Brewing Company in less than two months. This year will mark the 6th anniversary of this limited edition beer release. A perennial favorite, the brewery earmarks a portion of its TotalityTM Imperial Stout production and ages it for a minimum of 180 days in various Heaven Hill Distillery barrels to create the award-winning Eclipse Imperial Stout line which has gained a cult following amongst craft beer connoisseurs.
This year’s Eclipse offerings have been aged in six different Heaven Hill barrels: Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig© 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Evan Williams© Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon, Old Fitzgerald© Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Rebel Yell© Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and Rittenhouse© Straight Rye Whiskey. The Rebel Yell variety is extremely limited and available only at the brewery or via the brewery’s futures program which sold out earlier this year.
The official release party for this epic beer will be held at FiftyFifty’s brewpub in Truckee, CA on December 6, 2012. Eclipse will make its way to retail shelves shortly after the release party. FiftyFifty Brewing recently signed a distribution contract with California Craft DistributorsTM during the Great American Beer Festival for distribution within California. The brewery also has distribution agreements in place with distributors in Arizona, Oregon, Illinois, Philadelphia, New York, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.
About California Craft Distributors:
California Craft Distributors is a boutique distribution company which focuses on hand selling craft beer statewide in California. Every brand represented is hand selected by the co-founders who study and evaluate each product to ensure its taste, quality and consistency within their portfolio. www.californiacraftdistributors.com
Follow them on Twitter: @CACraftDist or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaliforniaCraftDistributors
About FiftyFifty Brewing Co.:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.: Find Your Balance. Located in Truckee at 11197 Brockway Road, between Hwy 267 and downtown Truckee. Open seven days a week, FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner to complement their variety of beers brewed on the premise. FiftyFifty also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio and live music and entertainment. www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com
About Heaven Hill Distilleries:
Founded in 1934, Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. is the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon. www.heavenhill.com