We at Solemn Oath are entering 2018 with a lot of new things to bring to you. Recent tank additions have freed up ability to make more frequent and innovative offerings, our barrel program volume and variety continues to grow as you’ll see right out of the gate with the first quarter release for The Old Order in February, and we are firing out cans like never before.

Within the midst of that chaos, certain beers demand that they return with a quality you require and a demand worthy of fighting their way through a market hell bent on new new new. We are thrilled to bring you this year’s rendition of Most Important Beverage of the Day and Beverage of Champions (x2). 

On Wednesday, December 20, at noon we will begin the pre-sale of Most Important Beverage of the Day, Beverage of Champions, and for the first time ever Beverage of Champions Rock & Rye. All three beers will be available for pre-sale on December 20th and available for pickup at a celebration on Saturday, January 13 from 11AM-3PM.

If you participate in the pre-sale but cannot make the release party, your bottles will be held at the brewery for pickup for seven (7) days, at which point they will be surrendered to Solemn Oath Brewery without refund. Please read that again.



Stage Zero: What the hell are they?

Most Important Beverage of the Day
Milk Stout with Sweet Orange Peel and Coffee
22oz Bottle
7.2% ABV
$13 per bottle
No Limit

This full-bodied celebration of a poorly-balanced liquid breakfast like tangy OJ, cocoa puff sopped milk, and a juicy, fruit-forward, and roasty coffee with enough backbone to hold up. The result of this brew is a gluttonously full-bodied, complex milk stout with layers of sweet, rich chocolatey and roasty coffee flavors that’s equal parts bright, citrusy, fruity wake-me-up. At SOB this beer also serves as a monument to our friend and former production manager Paul Schneider who developed the recipe, a man crushing it out at the recently-opened Cinderlands in Pittsburgh (Cheers to you homie).  Again this year we are working with our friends at Intelligentsia and again selected Tikur Anbessa – Ethiopia for a bright, fruity, and boldly acidic bean. It is killer.

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Beverage of Champions
Milk Stout with Sweet Orange Peel and Coffee
Aged 11mos in Bourbon Barrels
22oz Bottle
8.2% ABV
$22 per bottle
500 Bottles Available Total
Limit of 4 per customer

Again this year we squirreled away a hearty chunk of last year’s Most Important batch away in bourbon barrels. The result being bourbon-heavy flavors of vanilla, caramel, and coconut with enough non-fermentable lactose, dark malt flavors, and bright features that we are beyond pleased with. We’ve said it before, but we design this beer not only to smell and taste wonderful, but to feel amazing on your palate while and after you drink it. Early in January we’ll be adding freshly brewed Tikur Anbessa and sweet orange peel before firing it off in your direction.

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Beverage of Champions Rock and Rye
Milk Stout with Sweet Orange Peel, Coffee, Cherry, and Vanilla
Aged 11mos in Rye Barrels
22oz Bottle
8.2% ABV
$22 per bottle
500 Bottles Available Total
Limit of 4 per customer

The newest addition to the Most Important Day of Beverage family is Beverage of Champions Rock and Rye. This year we’re asking you to saddle up for a dose of old tymie frontier medicine. Rock and Rye was the best that most barbers/surgeons/bartenders had to offer in the way of relief once upon a time. Here we are striving to ease your pain with cherry and vanilla and wake you up with coffee and orange peel. The rye barrel notes will tuck you into bed and make you forget to ask how clean that barber’s saw blade was.

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Stage One: Pre-Sale

Up to twelve (12) bottles of Most Important Beverage of the Day, up to four (4) bottles of Beverage of Champions, and up to four (4) bottles of Beverage of Champions Rock and Rye per customer will be available online for the pre-sale beginning Wednesday, December 2oth at 12:00PM CST and running until supplies run out or Friday, January 12th at 11:59PM CST. If you take advantage of the pre-sale, you’ll guarantee that you have beers set aside for you and will be able to pick them up at the release party on January 13th, or if you can’t make it, you must pick your bottles up before January 20th at 11PM, after which we will put any bottles not yet picked up back on sale and no refund will be given.

Links to the pre-sale will be made available on this site as well as on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

You will receive email confirmation which will serve as your receipt. You should bring this with you for pick-up. Digital or paper is fine. We ask that your state-issued identification match the name on your receipt.

Stage Two: Release Party & General Sales

On January 13th from 11AM to 3PM we’ll be hosting a release party at the brewery complete with Intelligentsia coffee and breakfast offerings. On that day in addition to the two beers above and while supplies last, we’ll be offering additional variants of both Most Important Beverage and Beverage of Champions, including one we are super pumped about featuring appropriate amounts of what was originally known as Pasta Gianduja. More commonly today know as Nutella.

That’s it. Let us know if you have any questions by emailing hello@solemnoathbrewery.com, hitting us up on Twitter, or we are still waiting to receive our first carrier pigeon.

The goal we have at Solemn Oath is simple. And maybe someday you will figure out what that goal really is. We’re going to change the world, probably. Enjoy.