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Hunahpu's
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Hunahpu's

Imperial Stout

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In Mayan mythology, Hun Hunahpu was the father of the Mayan hero twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. Hun Hunahpu, along with his brother Vucub Hunahpu, was tricked by the Dark Lords of the underworld and slain. Hun Hunahpu’s corpse morphed into a cacao tree, his head becoming a cacao pod, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xiquic who promptly became pregnant with the hero twins. The twins would ultimately grow up to avenge their father and uncle and defeat the Dark Lords and ascend the heavens to become the moon and sun. We brew Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery on the second Saturday in March. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle.

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ABV

Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

SRM

Standard Reference Method is the color system used by brewers to specify finished beer and malt color.

IBU

International Bitterness Units scale (0-100) is a gauge of beer's bitterness.

OG

Original Gravity is a measure of the solids content originally in the wort, before alcoholic fermentation has commenced to produce the beer.

ABV

10.2%

SRM

40

IBU

80

OG

30

Hunahpu's

Tasting Notes

Pours extremely dark in color with a brown head. Opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with notes of dark toffee and interjecting notes of vanilla. Lingering hints of cinnamon, tobacco, and chili notes with a mild scoville heat work their way into the finish.
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The story of the Hero twins begins with the death of their father, Hun-Hunahpu, who was sacrificed by the Lords of the Underworld for failing to pass their tests.  The head of Hun-Hunaphu was placed on a tree and one day Xquic approached the tree and Hun-Hunahpu spat into her hand.  The saliva caused Xquic to become pregnant with, and give birth to the Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque.  The young Hero Twins met a rat, who told them about their father being a great ballplayer, and where to find their old ball equipment. As the boys started to play, the Lords of The Underworld summoned the twins to Xibalba to play a ballgame with them. Fearing for them, their grandmother relayed a message by telling a louse, hidden in a toad’s mouth, inside a snake that was in a falcon. The Hero Twins used some tricks to help them. They had a mosquito bite the the Lords of the Underword to learn which were real. When they entered the throne room, the Lords tried to trick the them by offering them a seat on a cooking grill.  When the Hero Twins did not to sit down, they challenged them to a series of ordeals. At the Dark House they had to keep a torch and two cigars lit throughout the night. They tricked the Lords using fireflies and the feathers of a macaw to make it seem like they were lit. After this, they were tricked into playing a ball game with a razor ball before going into the Razor House. Passing these tests, they went on to the Jaguar House, the Fire House, and then the Bat House. In the Bat House, Hunahpu had his head cut off and the Lords used Hunahpu’s head for a ball instead.  Xbalanque fashioned Hunahpu a new head using a gourd then tricked the lords by throwing the gourd head into a rabbit hole which gave Xbalanque enough time to put Hunahpu’s head back on his body and win the ballgame. The Lords tried to trick them one more time, but the Hero Twins jumped into the flames and their ashes were spread in the river.  The Hero Twins were reincarnated as catfish, and then traveled through the underworld as beggars performing tricks of reincarnation - sacrificing animals and then bringing them back to life, eventually performing the tricks on themselves.  The Lords of Death summoned these beggars to perform the tricks for their amusement.  They asked the Hero Twins to perform the trick on them. The Hero Twins sacrificed the Lords but tricked them by not bringing them back to life thus defeating the Lords of Death.  The Hero Twins took the remains of Hun-Hunahpu and left the underworld - ascending into the sky and became the sun and moon. 

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