Tallgrass King Buffalo has kicked off the Manhattan, Kansas based brewery’s new year – a big imperial stout.
The brewery is most well known for Buffalo Sweat, an oatmeal cream stout. Now the “king” of buffalos, has joined the brewery’s Explorer Series. Tallgrass King Buffalo is an 10.5% alcohol by volume imperial stout, with intense coffee and chocolate flavors.
Big Stout. Small Can.
Don’t let this little 12 ounce can fool you. What is inside is big and bold. If you love Buffalo Sweat (as much as we do), you have a home here. Scratch the milk sugar for brown sugar, and up the flavor of coffee and chocolate. King Buffalo drinks like a meal. The brewery said it best – “One Buffalo to Rule Them All.”
Kicking off the 2017 Explorer Series is King Buffalo, a 10.5% imperial stout. Sitting on a throne of dark roasted grains, King Buffalo is loaded with the same intense coffee and chocolate notes of our original Buffalo Sweat, but it’s deeper, darker, richer and more complex.
Tallgrass King Buffalo is now our packs of 12 ounce cans, from January until March, 2017.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Brown Sugar)
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Northern Brewer
Malts: 2Row, Vienna, Victory, C60, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Oats, Dehusked Carafa III
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: January, 2017
Tallgrass Idaho 7 IPA, a new hoppy series by the Manhattan, Kansas based brewery is now available.
So many brewers have told Beer Street Journal of their love for the Idaho 7 hop. Then we got up close and personal with the hops at Crosby Farms. Damn. Just… damn. For drinkers, the Idaho 7’s existence was a lesson that Idaho not only grows hops, but some pretty damn good ones.
Tallgrass Idaho 7 IPA kicks off a new rotating series of Single Hop IPAs using this hot hop. Kegs of this latest IPA ship out this week to the brewery’s 17-state distribution. Cans will be avallable in October.
The Idaho 7 hop boasts tropical fruit and citrus flavors with big notes of resiny pine and hints of black tea.
What to expect. Dank. Dankness. All that hop good that people are addicted now. We’re talking tropical fruit. Papaya. Citrus. Grapefruit. All wrapped up in a 16 ounce package. A fantastic kick-off to the brewery’s single hop series.
Tallgrass Idaho 7 IPA is a draft and 16 ounce can offering.
Hops: Idaho 7
Availability: Draft,16oz Cans.
Tallgrass Backpacker Brown joins the Manhattan, Kansas brewery’s year-round lineup this fall.
The brown ale boasts a toasty, caramel-like aroma, hopped with Chinook, Crystal, and Centennial hops.
Dark malts give it a rich, robust mouthfeel and a toasty, caramel-like aroma, with a generous dose of Northwestern hops providing a tasty balance of resiny and citrus hop flavors.
Tallgrass Backpacker Brown hits draft in late-September, early October. 16 ounce cans will be on shelves by late October.
Style: Brown Ale
Hops: Chinook, Crystal, Centennial
Malts: 2Row Pale, Munich, Black, C60, Victory, Carapils
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut: September/October, 2016
Tallgrass Key Lime Pie
Our first draft-only Explorer Series release, Key Lime Pie is an American sour blonde ale brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, a Japanese variety with a unique lemon-lime citrus character. Also added in the brew are lactose and lime peel, which give the beer a complex sweet-tart interplay and a bold aroma of the beer’s namesake. The addition of lactobacillus gives the beer a slightly sour edge, and a generous malt bill provides a solid foundation with just a hint of graham cracker crust.
Style: American Sour/Wild Ale (w/ Lime Peel
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Availability: Draft only
Release: July, 2016
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Tallgrass Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat is a part of the brewery’s Explorer Series. It might be our favorite in the bunch. You’ll hate us for this, but it’s not in season right now.
The Manhattan, Kansas brewery has taken their oatmeal cream stout Buffalo Sweat, and created variants, including Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat, and is sexy can, Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat. That cream stout is enhanced by cinnamon, bourbon (from the barrel-aging, and of course – vanilla beans.
While this is a seasonal that comes out at the end of the year, (and well – it’s June now), do yourself a favor and keep an eye out for Buffalo Sweat, Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat, and this vanilla edition. It’s dessert in a can. Great by itself, or with ice cream. Or pizza. You chose.
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Seasonal,
Tallgrass Half Pipe Tart Pale Ale will join the brewery’s can lineup in March, 2016.
This later spring/summer seasonal bases as a pale ale, soured with Lactobacillus bacteria. Additionally, the beer is aggressively dry-hopped.
If you grew up playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater or watching the X-Games, this totally rad American pale ale with a tart kickflip is right up your ollie, er, I mean, alley.
Tallgrass Half Pipe Tart Pale Ale will be a 16 ounce can, and draft offering.
Style: American Wild Ale (Sour pale ale)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Summer seasonal
Release: March, 2016
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