Loowit Special Release Archive

Do you own a vintage bottle of a special release from Loowit? We've compiled a table of information pertaining to each bottle release. Look your beer up below for the inside scoop on that brew!

 
 
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Spirit Lake CouveƩ

This Belgian-style Dubbel was Loowit's first ever limited bottle release and the only beer we've ever wax dipped.

2015 Release

Batch #: 140
Brewer: Devon Bray
Brew Date: March 3rd, 2015
Release Date: November 4th, 2015
ABV: 8.4%
# Bottles Produced: 1,164
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 7.5 months in assorted white wine barrels. Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc. The only bottles we've wax dipped.

 
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Truman's Goddamn Strong Ale

Named in honor of old Harry Truman of Spirit Lake Lodge. He refused to leave his home and stood in defiance of the volcano that ultimately took his life.

2016 Release

Batch #: 149
Brewer: Devon Bray
Brew Date: March 31st, 2015
Release Date: June 2nd, 2016
ABV: 10%
# Bottles Produced: 1,079
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 13.5 months in bourbon barrels.

2018 Release

Batch #: 437
Brewer: Matt Freeland
Brew Date: June 19th, 2017
Release Date: May 9th, 2018
ABV: 10%
# Bottles Produced: 900
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 11 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oak bourbon barrels.

 
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War Tortoise (Barrel-Aged)

This big imperial stout is our longest running barrel-aged series. With the exception of the 2015 bottles, it's released every October around Loowit's anniversary.

2015 Release

Batch #: 155
Brewer: Thomas Poffenroth
Brew Date: April 21st, 2015
Release Date: April 21st, 2016
ABV: 9.2%
# Bottles Produced: 1,080
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 12 months in bourbon barrels.

2016 Release

Batch #: 267
Brewer: Matt Freeland
Brew Date: March 31st, 2015
Release Date: October 17, 2016
ABV: 9.2%
# Bottles Produced: 960
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 6 months in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels.

2017 Release

Batch #: 421
Brewer: Matt Freeland
Brew Date: May 1st, 2017
Release Date: October 17, 2017
ABV: 9.2%
# Bottles Produced: 1,080
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 5 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oak bourbon barrels.

 
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Cryptodome Barleywine

In 2017, we skipped a release of Truman's Goddamn and released our first barleywine. This is also our second release in 500ml bottles.

2017 Release

Batch #: 286
Brewer: Dave Clemesha
Brew Date: May 6th, 2016
Release Date: May 12th, 2017
# Bottles Produced: 984 (500ml)
Label Design: Devon Bray
Notes: 12 months in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels.

 
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Dwarven Forge Imperial Red Ale

One of our favorite bottle labels! Dwarven Forge was produced in small amounts in earlier years but was never packaged until 2016. This was our first release in 500ml bottles.

2016 Release

Batch #: 297
Brewer: Matt Freeland
Brew Date: June 7th, 2016
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
ABV: 8.0%
# Bottles Produced: 1,368 (500ml)
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 7 months in bourbon barrels.

2017 Release

Batch #: 446
Brewer: Matt Freeland
Brew Date: July 10th, 2017
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018
ABV: 8.0%
# Bottles Produced: 1,152 (500ml)
Label Design: Kyle Shold / Freshwater Bay Creative
Notes: 5 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oak bourbon barrels.