On Saturday at the Monday Night Brewing Garage, Modern Hops, a small, Alpharetta-based distributor, hosts the Day of the Juice, a charity beer festival billed as “featuring some of the juiciest beers in the country.”
And while the focus is on hazy-crazy IPAs, there will be a mead, sour beer and stout, too. And in honor of that Monday’s Night’s new release, Tears of My Enemies, is this week’s Beer Pick.
Tears of My Enemies
Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta
Limited release available in 500 ml bottles
Tears of My Enemies started out as an award-winning, scotch barrel-aged milk stout in Monday Night’s limited edition Black Tie series. But this year’s release was split into three batches, aged in scotch barrels (like the 2017 version), bourbon barrels, and a very limited number of ASW Distillery apple brandy barrels.
Obviously, each barrel imparts a different flavor profile. The original blend of milk chocolate, Ugandan vanilla beans and coffee from Batdorf & Bronson is rich with flavors of hot chocolate, coffee with cream and loads of roasted notes. Monday Night co-founder Jonathan Baker once said, “Like the tears of your enemies, the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted.”
Tears of My Enemies is one of those beers that’s perfect to sip after dinner in lieu of dessert. But it would pair well with milk or dark chocolate or aged gouda or triple cream cheese.