We are over the moon excited to announce Ninkasi Brewing second-edition Ground Control, bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout fermented with space-traveled yeast!
“Ground Control lives on; first with yeast into space and now into barrels, we are thrilled to carry on the excitement of space and brewing exploration,”
“The frenzy around Ground Control’s first release extended beyond our expectations; we look forward to bringing another iteration to more beer and science lovers.”
“Barrel aging Ground Control brings the flavors together in a fantastic way. The wood itself imparts subtle vanilla flavors while the Bourbon notes enhance the rich flavors of the cocoa nibs and hazelnuts without overshadowing the star anise.”
Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. This second-edition brew has been aged in Old Forester Bourbon barrels for four months.
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