The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, is being distributed for the first time in 2017.
The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.
After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.
Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.
The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles to the brewery’s Society members on February 6th. The first day the general public can buy this beer will be Valentine’s Day 2017.
Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Updated Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI
Latest Return: 2/14/17
Image: Beer Street Journal
Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated.
Expanding the “mash” series month is The Bruery Mash & French Toast. Breakfast beers are here to stay.
As for The Bruery Mash & French Toast, this is your breakfast beer of choice. The barleywine has been bourbon barrel-aged, with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and maple syrup.
If the allure of rich, caramelized notes or maple character don’t rouse you out of bed, the wafts from our brewer’s kitchen will, summoning you with nutmeg and cinnamon spices and warm vanilla character. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and Mash & French Toast. No utensils required.
Now for the bad news. The Bruery Mash & French Toast is only available to Reserve Society members.
Shipping nationally this month is new The Bruery The Order, a Belgian-style ale.
Taking a page from monastic breweries, The Bruery The Order is a Belgian-style abbey ale, brewed with dates and coriander spicing.
Monastic breweries wrote the book on complex ales that weave notes of dark fruits, spices, caramelized character and warmth into each sip. The Order summons that tradition and adds local inspiration. Our darkening, Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander, which compliments the Belgian yeast esters.
The Bruery The Order releases to the brewery’s Society members this week, publicly on January 17th.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI
- Humulus Lager – The brewery won’t brew an IPA, but this was close. At least in hoppiness.
- White Oak – Wheatwine-style Ale. A blend of fresh and barrel-aged beer.
- Trade Winds – A Belgian-style triple brewed with basil. Previous summer seasonal.
- Rueuze – Oak aged sour blonde aged several months to several years
- Hottenroth – Berllner Weisse. Named for Patrick Rue’s grandparents.
- Tonnellerie Series -The most traditional styles and creations by The Bruery/Bruery Terreux.
Good new is looming, however. The highly sought after White Chocolate will be distributed for the first time in 2017, plus ten or more new beers slated for release by year’s end.
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing is officially the 9th edition of the brewery’s on-going 12 Beers of Christmas.
Back in 2008, the Placentia, California based brewery launched the series with Partridge in a Pear Tree, a Belgian-style strong dark ale. If you try to buy that now, you might spend nearly $1,000 dollars trying to obtain it.
The idea is not only to celebrate Christmas, but also for the beers to be cellared until the completion of the series. Don’t let that stop you from drinking any of them now, though. Life is short.
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing is inspired by tiramisu dessert. The base imperial milk stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla and coffee.
Here’s a pick me up for the latest verse in our “Twelve Days of Christmas” series. Inspired by flavors and ingredients found in tiramisu, including ladyfingers, 9 Ladies Dancing mimics the Italian dessert by whipping together flavor combinations and layers of its own. This includes notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee – clearly the leading ladies in this rich, dessert-like beer.
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing will be a 750 milliliter bottle release staring in November, 2016.
The Bruery Share This Mole will be the next chapter in the brewery’s “Share This” series.
Back in June, The Bruery released the first beer in the lineup of collaborative and charitable stouts – Share This Coffee Imperial Stout. Not only is the beer great for sharing with friends, but it also gives back. From each bottle purchased, one dollar is donated to Free Wheelchair Mission’s efforts in the Philippines. The non-profit organization provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. The partnership with The Bruery will provide 550 people in the Philippines with new mobility. That beer generated some $50,000 dollars for the non-profit.
The Bruery Share This Mole Imperial Stout is brewed in collaboration with Chef Anne Conness, whose creative dishes can be found at the local restaurant Sausal. Being surrounded by some amazing Mexican food as well as Chef Conness, a mole stout was and easy choicee.
Mole Imperial Stout is brewed with a blend of ancho and chipotle peppers, plus vanilla, cinnamon, and cacao nibs.
To help The Bruery develop an authentic flavor profile they worked with Chef Anne Conness, herself a Certified Cicerone®. After a lot of hard work (and some delicious tamale pie), Share This: Mole was born; an Imperial Stout with ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs.
The Bruery Share This Mole Imperial Stout will be available in 750 milliliter bottles for a limited time on November 11th.
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout will kick off a new “Share This” series of collaborative and charitable stouts this June.
“Share This” will feature special ingredients from around the world. Brewery founder Patrick Rue has already been actively seeking unique ingredients for future releases.
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout uses Bourbon & Catimor variety coffee beans from the Cagat family farm on the Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The beans were sourced by San Diego’s Mostra Coffee.
“When we looked into the amazing ingredients we’d want to use for future releases, it became apparent they generally came from impoverished areas of the world. The way we design most of our beers is that they are shared with others, and taking that theme a bit further, that we share with those who could use our help.”
For each bottle of The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout purchased, one dollar is donated to Free Wheelchair Mission’s efforts in the Philippines. The non-profit organization provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. The partnership with The Bruery will provide 550 people in the Philippines with new mobility.
The Bruery Share This Coffee Imperial Stout will see national distribution twice a year, each with unique treatments. The first edition arrives June 1, 2016.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, NJ, NV, NV, NC, OH, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI.