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Westbrook 5th Anniversary Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout has just sporadically hit shelves across the brewery’s distribution network.
One thing is for sure, the brewery love their birthday releases. That’s where Westbrook Mexican Cake got its start. Westbrook 5th Anniversary Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout is a 10.5% alcohol by volume imperial stout, brewed with raspberries, vanilla beans and coco nibs.
We’re talking boozy dessert here.
A couple of tasting notes to throw at you. After drinking this one last night, a few of the Beer Street Journal readers mentioned waiting/cellaring before trying this beer. Essentially hoping an aspect of the beer (like the raspberries) would fade a bit from the flavor…. At this point, you don’t really want this beer do you? The beer you have in your fridge right now is exactly as the brewery intended it. So… drink in the boozy bit of berry laden deliciousness in front of you. Don’t wait.
Westbrook 5th Anniversary Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout is available now in limited quantities in 22 ounce bottles.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans, Raspberries, Cocoa Nibs.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited.
Release: Late-January, 2016
Westbrook Brewing (Mt. Pleasant, SC) has a hit on their hands with Mexican Cake – their first anniversary beer first released in May, 2012. The imperial stout is aged with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and habanero peppers.
People couldn’t get enough of it, so Westbrook brought it back in 2013, alongside some barrel aged offerings.
Here in May, 2015, Westbrook Mexican Cake is in distribution, quietly (or not so quietly) hitting shelves where the brewery distributes. This is your official heads up.
10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs
Westbrook Brewing Company is rolling up on their 4th Anniversary, and that means a new birthday offering.
Westbrook 4th Anniversary is an imperial stout, brewed with chocolate, coconut, and almonds. The coconutty offering was brewed in late, 2014.
To catch you up, Westbrook 1st Anniversary was Mexican Cake, first released in 2012. The
demands requests for it were so high, it has become an annual release with barrel aged variants. The 2nd Anniversary was Cap’n Skoon’s Ballistic Stout.
Westbrook 3rd Anniversary was Chocolate Orange Stout. 4th Anniversary Chocolate Coconut Almond Imperial Stout will be available in 22oz bottles and draft. The brewery suggests drinking 4th Anniversary as fresh as possible (even if it IS 10% ABV.)
Westbrook 4th Anniversary: Chocolate Coconut Almond Imperial Stout is available in 22oz bottles and draft.
This article was updated to reflect the release of this beer.
Westbrook Brewing Company (Mt. Pleasant, SC) just released Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale. The beer is an old ale, aged 50% bourbon barrels, 25% in red wine barrels, and 25% brandy barrels.
Dust off those glowsticks and get ready to rave once again etith this ripe and funky old ale spiked with brettanomyces and aged for one year in a blend of bourbon, apple brandy, and red wine barrels. Yep!
Westbrook Raver’s Extra Ripe Old Ale is available at the brewery only on draft and 22oz bombers.
Style: Old Ale (Barrel Aged. Brandy, Wine Barrels, Bourbon Barrels)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Brewery only, no distribution.
July sees the release of Westbrook Brewing’s (Mt. Pleasant, SC) Barrel Aged Mexican Cake. While the release date for the 2014 stock hasn’t been announced yet, the brewery is already putting Cake into barrels for 2015
One of the barrels coming next summer is Westbrook Mexican Cake aged in Pritchard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon barrels. The Kelso, Tennesee distillery uses cocoa nibs from Nashville’s Olive & Sinclair to create a small batch, highly sought after, chocolate bourbon.
Westbrook Double Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Mexican Cake should arrive in July, 2015.
10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs
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