Local Brewer Series: Russian Imperial Stouts

february, 2018

12feb6:30 pm8:30 pmLocal Brewer Series: Russian Imperial Stoutswith Marty Nachel and Brandon Banbury of Hailstorm Brewing


Event Details

What about these stouts makes them “imperial,” or “Russian,” for that matter? Delve into the velvety, dark and delicious world of the RIS to discover the answers to this question and more. A favorite during the winter months, these strong, luscious stouts have a rich history and a delicious legacy that is summoned with every sip.

Who better to share the secrets of this highly regarded style than an award-winning brewer from the local area? We’ll have a Brandon Banbury of Hailstorm Brewing on hand to talk about what he loves about the style and how his brewery’s Vlad RIS gained a steadfast following.

The class will be led by renowned beer judge, author and educator Marty Nachel, who will grant you insight into the style’s early beginnings and how it stood the test of time to remain a popular choice even today. Marty will lead you through a tasting of several examples of the style, including a few from local breweries. Then Brandon will be on-hand to answer your questions and talk about his brewery’s approach.

Don’t miss the rest of our series!
March: Sour beers with Mike Dallas of Scorched Earth Brewing

Must be 21+ to attend this class! We cannot process refunds for cancellations less than 3 days prior to class.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Skeleton Key Brewery

8102 Lemont Rd., Unit 300, Woodridge, IL 60517

Wednesday 4-10pm
Thursday 4-10pm
Friday 4-11pm
Saturday 12-11pm
Sunday 12-6pm
Mon/Tues- CLOSED