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Once Upon a Time in Denmark… Biscotti

Imperial Stout Brewed with Coffee, Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, and Almonds, and Aged in Bourbon Barrels

On Denmark’s tiny island of Fanø, in the days before Hill Farmstead, Shaun Hill and Ryan Witter-Merithew worked closely to develop new, novel beer concepts. The partnership bore forth several notable beers and planted the creative seeds of future others. With nearly two decades of experience and friendship, the opportunity to revisit and reclaim these touchstone creations has arrived:

Once Upon a Time in Denmark…

Springing forth from the conception of Twilight of the Idols—in its original incarnation as Fanø Julebryg more than a decade ago—each of the beers in this collection is a creative expression of whimsy and friendship, guided by experience and committed to pushing boundaries while upholding the highest standards.

This imperial stout was aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for more than 13 months, following which the blend was conditioned with a range of additions guiding it towards the enlivening sense memory of a favorite baked treat and its accompanying morning beverage: Vista Hermosa coffee, selected and roasted by our lifelong friends at the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen; organic Madagascar vanilla beans; single-origin, organically-grown cacao nibs from the Duarte Province of the Dominican Republic, sourced and roasted by Cacao Vita; and certified organic California slivered almonds, sourced by Tierra Farm.


07/26/23 Release Date
12% ABV
Ale Yeast Yeast
Bourbon Barrel Aging Method