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Kickoff Georgia Beer Fortnight with a taste of Wrecking Bar Mexican Siberius Maximus

At noon on Saturday, Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Inman Park is hosting a kickoff party for the inaugural Georgia Beer Fortnight — a new take on Atlanta Beer Week, with an expanded footprint that includes Athens and Savannah, and runs through Sept. 1. Read more about it here.

The Wrecking Bar event, which takes place in the pub and Marianna event space, will mark the first bottle release of Mexican Siberius Maximus, a coveted version of the brewery’s Russian Imperial Stout.

Tickets $100 are limited and include two bottles Mexican Siberius Maximus, plus food from Wrecking Bar chef Terry Koval and Stablehouse chef Ryan Smith, more than 30 beers from a dozen Georgia breweries, and live music: wrecking-bar-wild-wild-beer-festival-2018.

In honor of of the launch of Georgia Beer Fortnight, and the bottle release, Wrecking Bar Mexican Siberius Maximus is this week’s Beer Pick.

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Mexican Siberius Maximus

Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Atlanta

Available on draft and in limited edition 0.5L bottles.

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The Mexican version of Wrecking Bar’s base Siberius Maximus Russian Imperial Stout varies from year to year. But the addition smoked peppers, cinnamon bark, toasted cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans make it a coveted special release, drawing comparisons to the more famous Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. 

In fact, Wrecking Bar founder Bob Sandage recently said, “I may be biased, but I think the batch we bottled this week is the best Mexican Siberius, yet, and is better than Hunahpu’s.” Whatever the case, look for a strong, dark, intense beer, with a picante jolt of chiles and cinnamon and aromas and flavors of cocoa, vanilla and espresso. 

Pair with 

Because of its combo of strong flavors, Mexican Siberius Maximus is best for after dinner sipping or pairing with dessert. Try it with dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, or a Mexican Chocolate popsicle from King of Pops.  

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