Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Miami’s J. Wakefield are teaming up on a new dessert beer. Meet The Cosmic and Divine.
Think of the “Turtle” candy when approaching this beer. The brand was developed by the DeMet’s Candy Company in 1918. Filled with caramel and pecans and dipped in chocolate, the finished product looks a bit like a turtle.
This beer might not look like a turtle, but it certainly incorporates similar flavors. The base is an imperial stout that has been fermented with lactose for added creaminess, plus salted caramel, chocolate, and toasted pecans.
Upon the backs of behemoths, we hatch the most worthy of ideas. Made with our dear friends at J. Wakefield Brewing, this Imperial Stout was fermented with lactose and salted caramel from Asheville’s Postre Caramels, and then aged with chocolate and toasted pecans.
Burial The Cosmic and Divine will be available in 12 ounce cans when the brewery opens on July 12th. Distribution will be limited.
J. Wakefield Melon Collie and the Infinite Sourness
The weisse, aka “Florida Weisse” is loaded with prickly pear, brewed as a tribute to one of Tampa Bay’s biggest craft beer supporters, Sue Muntner. Sadly, Sue lost a hard fought battle with cancer in June of 2014.
This beer is dedicated to Sue Muntner, a wonderful friend and supporter of craft beer in Tampa Bay. We made this beer in a style she championed and loaded it with Prickly Pear. Please enjoy this Florida weisse in a snifter, the only appropriate glassware for toasting Sue.
A Beer Named Sue collaboration has not been officially announced by any of the breweries. Cigar City will handle the 22oz bottle packaging.