Blackburne Imperial Stout Series

Aubrey “Lena” Blackburne is the former player, manager and one-time coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club who discovered the infamous mud that has been rubbed on every single Major League Baseball since the 1930s. Blackburne rubbing mud is used to remove the polish from freshly made baseballs, allowing them to be thrown properly. The secret location from which the mud is collected remains a mystery to this day.

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Blackburne Imperial Stout

Blackburne is  a colossal stout in honour of the secretive and strange ritual behind every Major League baseball. This beer pours black and opaque with a mocha foam, giving aromas of baker’s chocolate, vanilla and plum. Blackburne is viscous and smooth, saturated with decadent fudge and toffee, and laced with evergreen bitterness that gives way to a warming finish.

ABV – 9.7%
IBU – 70

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Blackburne Imperial Stout

Blackburne Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

A homage to the rare rubbing mud collected in secret and applied to every major league baseball, Blackburne is a rich, dark tribute to the game’s most curious ritual. The mystery deepens as this imperial stout emerges after aging for eleven months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. Swirling oaky aromas of sweet cocoa give way to bold, sticky dark chocolate, raisin and burnt caramel flavours, with a full, warming finish.

ABV – 9.1%
IBU – 70

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Blackburne Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

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