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For the third and final installment in the Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-aged Rare Beer Tuesday series, the Charleston Beer Exchange is tapping Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-aged Orthus for growler fills.
In Greek Mythology, Orthus was the two-headed hell hound brother of Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guarded the gates of hell. Orthus the beer is a 7% Belgian-style Dubbel (malty, complex brown ale) that, in this case, has been aged in Bourbon barrels to impart notes of vanilla, caramel, oak and Bourbon. Orthus sports 7 grains, 3 hops and Trappist high gravity yeast.
This is the first time this beer has been available in the Charleston area, and it is getting tapped tonight at 5 p.m.