Book a date with your sober cab, pronto. On Tuesday at noon, the Herkimer will tap one of the strongest beers the Twin Cities has ever seen. The LynLake brewpub has dreamed up a monster beer that clocks in at 23% ABV. Brewer Mike Willaford is calling his creation Toripuru (Japanese for “triple”). As he explained on the Herkimer’s website, “Japanese yeast tames the alcohol to create sweet dark fruit and rich cocoa tones that swirl into a warming sweet bite at the end.”
Willaford had a version of this triple bock at Winterfest a couple months ago. It was sweet at first and then finished with a kick. The beer generated the longest lines at the festival so make sure you get to the Herkimer on Tuesday before it’s all gone. (Clear your schedule for the rest of the day, obviously.)
Willaford said he hopes to make the tapping of Toripuru a once-a-year event at the brewpub. They’ll be selling the limited-edition batch in 5-oz pours for $7.
Details: Noon Tuesday. 2922 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-821-0101. www.theherkimer.com