Wicked Weed Barrel Aged Milk & Cookies will not debut this year. The brewery has deemed the final blend isn’t up to the brewery’s standards. Sometimes barrels just don’t cooperate. The brewery has this to say:
It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to 2016’s Barrel-Aged Milk and Cookies. After blending, BA Milk and Cookies just didn’t end up being the beer we hoped it would be. As such, we have decided to not release this years’ batch into distribution.
Original article below.
Last December, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery released Milk & Cookies, an imperial milk stout brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, and golden raisins. A comfort beer, if you will. As you can imagine, that beer sold out pretty fast.
Wicked Weed Barrel Aged Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout takes last year’s fireside beer a bit further, by barrel-aging this dessert beer in bourbon barrels. All you lack in a fire, and many leather-bound books.
Crafting the ultimate comfort beer was a winter challenge we happily embraced. Our Milk & Cookies Stout is a cold weather classic, and this version cranks up the comfort through barrel aging. We entrusted our Imperial Milk Stout with golden raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla into the warming embrace of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to carry us home for the holidays. Relax. Drink Up. You’re home.
Wicked Weed Barrel Aged Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout is a 12.7 ounce bottle offering.
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Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore, a future bottle.
Another variant is on the rise – Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore. The base beer came from the brewery’s various Research & Development attempts to find a medium bodied stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors of the stout will be accentuated by cinnamon and raison favors.
Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish.
Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Wicked Weed Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout has been released by the Asheville, North Carolina brewery.
The brewery announced today that Wicked Weed Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout bottles are on sales at the brewery, will limited distribution following shortly after. The beer is brewed with golden raisins, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Milk &Cookies Stout transports us to our childhood kitchens where freshly baked cinnamon-raisin cookies warmed us against winter nights and familiar grandparent voices permeate the sounds of the night. Hints of cold milk, sweet vanilla, and hearty oatmeal overwhelm and remind us that our memories are forever lead by our senses. In this case, we are led home.
Wicked Weed Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout is a 16.9 ounce bottle offering.
Flying Dog Brewery partnered with Baltimore based Otterbein’s Bakery last year, and created cookie themed/based beers for the 2014 holiday season.
The Flying Dog Holiday Collection 2015 features four new cookie-inspired beers. This year’s beer and cookie combos include:
- Citrus Saison with Sugar Cookies
- Belgian Pale Ale with Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cranberry IPA with Lemon Cookies
- Fig and Fennel Stout with Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Flying Dog Holiday Collection 2015 will be available in 12 packs, in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia. Tap room visitors can have a first taste on November 5th.
Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man returns for a second year on October 31st. This beer is a seasonal spin on the fan favorite Ninja Porter.
Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man is created using a concoction of vanilla beans, toasted cinnamon sticks, raisins, and caramelized ginger. The result is a liquid gingerbread cookie.
“People have been asking when it’s coming back for months. We feel it’s a perfect beer for cooler holiday weather. And your bread man makes delicious dessert beer or complements of a savory meal, whether it’s turkey or tofu.” Co-head Brewer Pete Langheinrich
Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man will be available in 22 ounce bottles to-go from the brewery in Asheville, with limited distribution to follow.
Below, a few recipes to make with Ninjabread Man. Get drinking, get cooking.
Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale is coming to the brewery’s Collaboration Series. This release features Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery, and American Homebrewers Association winner, Juli Goldenberg.
Hot on the heels of Points Unknown IPA, Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale is inspired by carrot cake. The liquid ode to cake is based as Belgian golden ale, with two key ingredients – 20 pounds of golden raisins and grated carrots.
Beet juice was also added to help with the carrot cake color. If you’ve had carrot cake before, the icing is a just as important as the cake itself. Goldenberg added lactose during the boil, and vanilla beans post fermentation.
Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale is a 22oz bottles and draft in September/October, 2015.
Coastal Empire Dawn Patrol Imperial Breakfast Stout is slated for bottles. The 2014 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal winner is aged for 4 weeks on coffee, raisins, ancho peppers, serano peppers, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. The final result is a beer that resembles a Mexican mole sauce. In total, it takes the brewery more than two months to produce.
Coastal Empire Dawn Patrol Imperial Breakfast Stout will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this bottle release.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cumin, Allspice, Cinnamon, Peppers, Coffee, Raisins)
Availability: 22oz Bottles