Topic Archives: Maple Syrup

Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Mash & French Toast, no utensils required

The Bruery Mash & French Toast

Expanding the “mash” series month is The Bruery Mash & French Toast. Breakfast beers are here to stay.

The Bruery’s “Mash” series is based around a barleywine ale Mash, that is nuanced with a variety of favors. Other examples include Mash & Coconut, Mash & Grind, and Mash & Vanilla.

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.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Reserve Society Release.
Debut: January, 2017

13.4% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

Love breakfast beer? Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout bottles debut

Wicked Weed French Toast

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout has transitioned from a Pub Can release, to full bottle production. Originally the first can release by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.

Fans of having beer for breakfast will throughly enjoy this one. Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is brewed with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla beans.

The scuttle of dried leaves blowing across the sidewalk; brisk, cool days filled with invigorating mountain air; the sweet, welcoming scent of French Toast cooking in our families’ kitchen: This is winter, and French Toast Imperial Stout is the perfect accompaniment to the season. This robust, dark stout is finely complimented by zesty cinnamon, smooth vanilla, and the comforting sweetness of only the best maple syrup. Cheers to the season!

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is available in 16.9 ounce bottles in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (Cinnamon, Vanilla, Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Latest Release: January, 2017

8.8% ABV

Wicked Weed French Toast cans

The original Wicked Weed French Toast Pub Can. PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing

Founders Frootwood, a maple syrup barrel-aged release begins

Founders Frootwood

Founders Frootwood is now a February release by the Grand Rapids, Michigan brewery.

Much of the brewery’s barrel-aged offerings are found in the Backstage Series with a couple of exceptions – the highly desired Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) and Backwoods Bastard. Incidentally, the next big barrel-aged release by Founders, known as Lizard of Koz, debuted in December. Blueberries and bourbon were a great way to finish out a really weird year.

February will bring Founders Frootwood is a cherry ale, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. Speaking of which, Founders ages another ridiculously popular beer in maple syrup bourbon – Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS).

We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy sting, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.

A few things to note, Founders Frootwood will be both a 12 ounce and 750 milliliter bottle release, as well as draft.  Part of a newly branded “Barrel Aged Series” which will be the new monicker for the brewery’s barrel-aged lineup in 2017 forward.

The brewery now states Frootwood will debut in February, 2017.

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer (w/ Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Maple Syrup.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles.
Debut: February, 2017

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA kicks off the new year

Southern Tier 2X Oak'd IPA

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA is now hitting shelves, giving you an oaky way to start the new year.

A few years ago, the Lakewood, New York based brewery had an oaky rendition of their year-round Unearthly IPA, known as Oak Aged Unearthly. By our best estimates, that beer was retired over two years ago. Next year, the oak is coming back, with a syrupy friend.

Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA is is now apart of the brewery’s lineup as the new year gets underway. It too is an imperial India pale ale aged on French oak chips, featuring Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade hops, four malts, plus a new ingredient – New York maple syrup. The resulting beer full of citrus and pine up front, with a touch of maple sweetness in the finish.

…Roasted malts bring a deep amber hue that’s matched by drums of maple syrup, which are added to help boost fermentation & provide a clean, earthy component with a slight residual sweetness.

Expect Southern Tier 2X Oak’d IPA in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Winter-Spring Seasonal.
Debut: January, 2017

8.2% ABV, 65 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, NoDa Brewing

February: NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes returns

NoDa Hop Cakes Imperial IPA

NoDa Brewing Hop Cakes will be available once again in mid-February, 2017.

Each batch of NoDa Hop Cakes is brewed with 110 pounds of maple syrup from Vermont. 16 oz cans were first made available in February of 2015.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Next release: Feburary 12, 2017

10.2% ABV

Image via NoDa Brewing

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast (Brewed with pork scrapple) debuts

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast bottle

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast, the brewery’s essential breakfast beer, has been released in bottles.

You’ve heard of breakfast beers before. Typically it’s a stout brewed with coffee. Perhaps oats. Maybe even a little milk sugar (lactose). Yeah, Dogfish Head could do that too, but hey- that’s not very off-centered is it? This beer needs that little something extra. Bacon? Orange Juice? Nope. Scrapple.

If you aren’t from the northeast, strap in. Let us explain scrapple. It’s breakfast meat, akin to sausage. Scrapple is pork scraps seasoned with spices and held together with corn meal. The brewery uses Rapa Scrapple. Some of the best you can get. This is just the beginning of what this stout looks like.

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast has a long list of ingredients. The most important meal of the day looks like this:

  • Maple syrup from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Sam Calagione met his wife there)
  • Barley smoked over applewood
  • Roasted Chicory
  • Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee
  • Scrapple from Rapa’s Scrapple.

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast is now available in 12 ounce bottles starting November 7th.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee, Brown Sugar, LactoseMaple SyrupScrapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut (Bottles): November, 2016

7.4% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Boozy Breakfast: Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout debuts

Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast

Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast, a bourbon barrel-aged edition of the imperial stout, looms.

Back in January, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery release French Toast Stout in cans, limited only to the brewery. The imperial stout is brewed brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup, mimicking the popular breakfast food.

Soon, Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast Stout will be bottled (and hopefully more widely available.) The base imperial stout is once again nuance with spices, and aged in bourbon barrels.

Bourbon Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout is a delicious testament to smoldering intensity. Prepare for the smooth vanilla, zesty cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup of the original to be epically enhanced by the finest Kentucky bourbon barrels. This sweet treat’s time in oak barrels has forged an entirely new creation. Taste this beauty after its Bourbon-barrel transformation, and give in to sweet intensity.

Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast Stout will be a 12.7 ounce bottle release, in limited quantities in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (CinnamonVanillaMaple Syrup. Barrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
Debut: January, 2017

10% ABV