Feed Your Soul
In August of 2020, we released our take on Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout with our friends at White Lion Brewing as part of an international movement to directly address police brutality and the legal injustices that American people of color face every day. This project saw participation from over 1,200 breweries in 22 countries, raising much-needed awareness for inequity and funds for organizations that are putting in the work towards equality and inclusion.
The founder of Black is Beautiful is Marcus Baskerville, Owner and Head Brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing. We got to know Marcus through this project and quickly became fond of his lineup of beers, in particular the impressive array of Imperial and Barrel-Aged Stouts that the brewery releases on a regular basis. When the opportunity arose to collaborate on a beer together, we noted our shared appreciation for BBQ and fused the storied traditions of pit smoking and stout brewing.
Featuring barley smoked on our Primitive Pit smoker over New England maple and oak, Feed Your Soul pours a deep, opaque black. The aroma displays a complexity achieved from the use of a variety of specialty malts. Rich baker's chocolate, caramelized brown sugar, sticky molasses, and freshly-ground coffee lead the way up front. An underlying complementary smoke profile drifts throughout each sip, never stealing the show, but rather adding nuance throughout the glass. Medium-bodied, with mild alcohol warmth capping off the finish, Feed Your Soul is a versatile beer, just as capable of pairing with BBQ on a summer's afternoon as it is slow-sipping on a winter evening.