Octavian is a beer whose concept is lost in the haze of celebration and merriment. The logic, such as it was, was to make a double quadruple. The math leading inexorably to the only name worthy of such strength and nobility, not to mention numerical value: Octavian, the first Roman emperor. The recipe development was surprisingly easy. We would use too much of the best of everything that makes Belgian beers great, we are American after all. The only thing that eluded us was a style designation; a dubbel-quadruple makes no sense in brewing terms. The answer was hiding in plain sight. The beer’s name held the answer. It had to be an “Imperial” an “Imperial Quadruple” Octavian, the 1st.
Octavian, the only