10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter

10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter

First Release: 
October 2013
Tonya Cornett, Brewmaster, 10 Barrel Brewing Company
Megan O'Leary Parisi, Brewmaster, Bluejacket
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, Stone Brewing Co.

When Bluejacket's Megan O'Leary Parisi and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele decided to collaborate, it was essential that they tap a special individual to complete their triad of fermentation domination, and they found just that in Tonya Cornett, the brewmaster at Bend, Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Together, they decided on a sturdy yet velvety base of imperial porter and developed a plan to celebrate the bounty of the environs in which it was produced by harvesting avocado honey, jasmine and calendula flowers (some from Stone Farms) and infusing them into the beer to create something complex and uniquely Southern Californian. Consider it craft cross-pollination at its finest.

Available In: 
Draft, 22oz Bottles
Imperial Porter
Magnum & Sterling


Mitch Steele
Pours deep brown with a rich tan head.
Immediately floral, with notes of cocoa and coffee. As the beer warms, the honey aromas become more pronounced.
Jasmine and honey hit the palate first, followed by the traditional cocoa and coffee flavors that are expected in an imperial porter. The floral character is balanced by a moderate level of fruitiness.
The beer is incredibly smooth and luscious. “Suede” is the perfect name!
This was such a fun collaboration. Megan first brought forth the idea of an imperial porter, which we all immediately agreed to, and Tonya provided the malt bill. From there, we decided to add some ingredients from Southern California. The avocado honey provided a very rich, intensely floral flavor. The addition of the honey and jasmine reminds me of Southern California summers, while the calendula flowers hail from Stone Farms and bring a nice floral note and hint of bitterness. I’m very pleased at how well these flavors came through in the finished beer.
"Dr." Bill Sysak
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