First released in 2015, Santo Ron Diego will make another appearance, this time with a slightly different flavor profile. Aged in Rum barrels for 14 months, Santo Ron Diego starts with a base of a dark strong ale, brewed specifically to contrast and accentuate the sweetness of the Rum barrels. The California-brewed craft beer is then rested on Cherries, Vanilla beans, and Cacao nibs.
“Getting a chance to work with rum barrels again has been quite an adventure” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-founder of The Lost Abbey. “We were really happy with last year’s version but we wanted to add a bit more complexity to help bring the rum notes out with this year’s batch.”
Santo Ron Diego begins with a bouquet of Cherries, Vanilla and sweet oak that leads to burst of flavor on the palate. Dark bakers chocolate, sweet cherry and warming vanilla with just a hint of coconut, Santo finishes with smooth hints of sweet-spiced rum.
Santo Ron Diego with Cherries, Vanilla, and Cacao Nibs, at 13.5% ABV, will be available throughout the Lost Abbey distribution network beginning in December. Due to the limited amount of beer produced, this will be a draft-only release.
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery, The 2013 Champion Brewery and Best in Show in 2012 & 2014 at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.