In less than a week, Hardywood (Richmond, VA) will give your sweet and and heat tooth (WTF) a challenge with Chocolate Heat. Does a double chocolate milk stout with chile peppers sound like it could suck? Didn’t think so.
Luscious yet piquant, sultry yet fiery, Hardywood Chocolate Heat melds the dichotomy of semi-sweet chocolate and hot chile peppers into one insatiably seductive libation. Brewed with heaps of cacao nibs, some milk sugar and chocolate malts… Read the rest
Maui Brewing Co. introduces that last canned seasonal of 2012 - Aloha B’ak’tun. B’ak’tun refers to the end of the 3000 year Mayan Calendar. The beer? A Belgian style stout with chocolate, chipotle chilies, and cinnamon.
Sure.. the scientists have published essays, the philosophers poems, the naysayers flyers.. but here at the center of the Maui Brewing micro-verse, we are publishing the ultimate in doomsday aloha – this year’s last canned seasonal, Aloha B’ak’tun! The word aloha conveys both greeting and goodbye in the Hawaiian language and B’ak’tun refers to … Read the rest
As the world spirals towards its last days, it’s a perfect time for The Lost Abbey to tweak their Judgement Day recipe. The original recipe is a quadrupel brewed with raisins. The label features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This edition features the Mayans. Dried chiles, cinnamon, and tamarind join raisins for this, the end of days.
Five thousand years ago the Mayan Calendar last turned over. Since then, Nostradamus. The Book of Revelations and random Shaman have all prognosticated … Read the rest
Drool a little bit stout lovers. Cigar City Brewing is busy in Tampa, Florida brewing one of the America’s top rated imperial stouts – Hunaphu’s Imperial Stout. This, the regular edition of Hunahpu is brewed with Peruvian cacao nibs, ancho & pasilla chiles, Madagascar vanilla beans, and cinnamon.
The 4th annual Hunahpu release day is March 9, 2013 at the brewery. Last year Cigar City also hosted a Barrel Aged Hunahpu Day, aka clusterfest, 2011. (Click for pics). A new barrel aged edition of Hunahpu is in the works – Brandy Barrel Aged Hunaphu. No ETA on that release.… Read the rest
Clown Shoes (Ipswich, MA) celebrates 3 years with Luchador El Fuego. The beer is a 100% barrel aged edition of they brewery’s Chocolate Sombrero with a couple of extra editions. Wrestle with this: the beer is chocolate imperial stout, brewed with Ancho chili powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. For this edition, they added extra ancho chilies and chipotle peppers. Then aged it Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill barrels.
Our third anniversary beer up sizes Chocolate Sombrero, using extra ancho chili and adding chipotle peppers. We aged the brew 100% in Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill barrels. … Read the rest
Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) recently collaborated with Rio Grande Mexican Restaurants to create a chili pumpkin stout dubbed La Calavera. Calavera (aka The Skull) will tap at the brewery Rio Grande Restaurants in Fort Collins, and El Monte Grill & Lounge.
Tapping parties occur today in honor of Halloween. Proceeds from the beer at Rio benefit the Food Bank of Larimer County.
“La Calavera is a medium bodied stout with nice roast character,” … Read the rest
It’s August. That means the 8th release in The Lost Abbey’s Ultimate Box Set Series will be released. Each beer is a blend, or a one time creation, with a metal overtone. Track #8 is a bourbon barrel version of Judgement Day. (The base beer for Lost Abbey’s Cuvee de Tomme.) The rocking didn’t stop there.
The conversations turned to Oatmeal Raisin cookies and the essence of a freshly baked treat. So we added some cinnamon sticks to the barrels and threw in some dried chiles as well.
The result is sure to be big.… Read the rest