The pirates over at Santiam Brewing are up to generating really unique ales, just in time for the holiday gifting season. I had the chance to go over to the brewery on Thursday, December 1 and witness the super limited edition bottles of Govna’s Reserve being hand-dipped in wax.
I was able to wax a handful of bottles myself – it’s a time intensive but fun process!
The first step involves waxing the cap of the bottle
And step two involves waxing the the neck of the bottle as a final touch.
Govna’s Reserve is available only in kegs and in a very limited bottle release and the ale is Pirate Stout that’s barrel aged and is imperial strength.
Govna’s Reserve is aged in rum and bourbon barrels for a minimum of six months. At the end of fermentation, the beer’s infused with coconut for a warm, rich taste.
The ale was debuted over the weekend in Portalnd at the Holiday Ale Festival and received high 4+ star ratings by those who rated it on Untappd.
To catch Guvna’s Reserve, head to the Santiam Brewing taproom or look for the ale at your favorite specialty beer store.