Rush Day 2015 Press Release

BertAt Tioga-Sequoia

We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Rush Day at the Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden (745 Fulton, Fresno, CA 93721) on December 12th, 2015 from 11am until 11pm.

Rush Day is the day Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co celebrates artisan coffee and coffee infused beers. We will be featuring our second barrel project series on tap and in bottles called Autumn Rush which is a blended bourbon barrel aged Hazelnut Imperial Breakfast Stout (Coffee and Hazelnut Infused Double Milk Stout). About 2000 bottles will be produced in total. We will also be re-releasing Rush Hour Breakfast Stout (Brazilian Yellow Bourbon Coffee Beans) as well as new Dessert Stout called I Want S’more – Dessert Stout, a milk stout infused with Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and natural marshmallow flavor.

To add even more specialty to the day we will also be re-releasing limited bottles of Piece of Cake – Dessert Stout (New Batch) and Midnight Rush (Last year’s Barrel Project coming out of the TS Cellar). They will also be on draft.

We will have master roaster Leo from Cafe Corazon on site selling coffee from roasted Brazilian Yellow Bourbon Beans used to make this batch of Rush Hour and Autumn Rush.

We will also have (Visalia Local) baker Dana Whitmore from Dana’s Cookies on site selling baked goods infused with the featured beers of the day.

Flat Bottom Grills (Food Truck) will be on sight the whole morning/afternoon serving a Brunch Menu catered to pairing with Coffee and Beer from 11am – 5pm

Artist Jason Bonilla will be on sight custom screen printing Rush Hour themed t-shirts for the day. These will be limited.

Bottle Limits
First 100 People

Tickets will be given out once the line hits 100 people so that we can identify who is able to buy max allocations. This does not mean the first 100 people have to buy max allocations, all it means is you are allowed to.

5 Bottle Limit on Autumn Rush (500ml $15)
6 Bottle Limit on Rush Hour (22oz $7)
2 Bottle Limit on Piece of Cake (22oz $8) 200/400 bottles
2 Bottle Limit on I Want S’more (22oz $8) 200/400 bottles
1 Bottle Limit on Midnight Rush 14’ (500ml $17) – 100 bottles (The last of it)

After first 100 People
5 Bottle Limit on Autumn Rush for whole day or until gone
6 Bottle Limit on Rush Hour for the whole day or until gone
1 Bottle Limit on Piece of Cake until gone (100+/- bottles)
1 Bottle Limit on I Want S’more until gone (100+/- bottles)

All featured beers will be on Tap throughout the day with 1L and 2L Growler fills for purchase of Piece of Cake, I Want S’more, and Rush Hour.

Beer Descriptions

Rush Hour – Breakfast Stout 7.2% ABV
Rush Hour is our full-bodied breakfast stout that was created in collaboration with local roaster Café Corazón in Fresno, CA. Each year we use a different strain of coffee hailing from different regions of the world to provide a very unique experience. The coffee is roasted and ground just days before each batch and is cold pressed and infused into our chocolate milk stout. This combination creates a creamy, bold, robust, yet silky smooth breakfast stout. We have truly captured the essence of Breakfast in this beer and hope you “Enjoy the Rush!”

Autumn Rush – Barrel Aged Hazelnut Imperial Breakfast Stout (Barrel Project #2) 11.8% ABV
Autumn Rush is the second release of our Barrel Aged Project Series. This Imperial Breakfast Stout features an infusion of hazelnut and locally roasted coffee. We took three different Tioga-Sequoia specialties and aged them in a blend of High West, and Heaven Hill whiskey barrels. Look for bold flavors of fresh roasted coffee, hazelnut and dark chocolate, with delicate flavors of oak, bourbon whiskey, and dark fruit as it warms. Enjoy now or cellar for later. 

I Want S’more – Dessert Stout 7.2%
Our elegantly delicious milk stout that is meant to be the second variant in our dessert stout series. We infuse our milk stout on Organic Ecuadorian Cocoa Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, and natural marshmallow flavor to represent a similar experience of a S’more. The perfect beer for sharing with friends over an open fire or as a dessert. Only made in limited quantities throughout the year, this beer will have you saying “I Want S’more!”   

Piece of Cake – Dessert Stout 7.2% ABV
This elegantly delicious sweet stout was created to be the perfect dessert beer. We age our chocolate milk stout on freshly ground coffee, Madagascar vanilla beans, and toasted coconut to represent a similar flavor experience to a German Chocolate Cake. When you find yourself looking for something different, grab a Piece of Cake!

Coffee Infused in our beer
Fazenda Samambaia 100% Yellow Bourbon Pulped Natural
Farm: Fazenda Samambaia
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Processing: Pulped Natural and dried on patio
Owner: Henrique Dias Cambraia
Town/City: Santo Antônio do Amparo
Region: Sul de Minas (Minas Gerais)
The cool, green hills of Sul de Minas provide ideal conditions for coffee growing and produce some of Brazil’s finest specialty lots. The region is known locally as ‘Vertentes’ and forms a border between two very important river basins in Brazil: the Grande River Basin (which runs to the south) and the São Francisco River Basin (which runs to the northeast).

Here is a look at the how Rush Day 2014 went in the video courtesy of

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Brace your selves Rush Day is coming!