Lost Abbey Amazing Grace will go on sale Friday.
From time to time, Lost Abbey receives French oak barrels that once contained red wine. The brewery sees this as a perfect opportunity to age their Belgian-style Dubbel – Lost & Found. The abbey ale, brewed with raisins, has been aging “gracefully” in the French Oak barrels until the time is right.
Amazing Grace shows hints of soft oak tannins and light vanilla notes from the oak barrels. A subtle dash of red wine character from the aging process reveals itself if the beer is served on at cellar temperature and compliments the roasted malt character of the base beer.
Lost Abbey Amazing Grace is sold at a ticketed online event on Friday, March 23rd at 12 noon (PST). Bottles are $41 dollars each, limit of 3 per customer. No proxies (you have the be the one purchasing and picking up).
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Mother’s Brewing Rum Barrel MILF debuts on February 10th.
While the most well-known edition of Mother’s Brewing’s MILF is an imperial stout brewed with raisins & cocoa nibs and aged in a blend of spirits barrels, this edition narrows things down to just one barrel – rum.
Mother’s Brewing Rum Barrel MILF Imperial Stout will be available in 22-ounce bottles when the brewery opens on February 10th.
Mother’s Brewing Brandy Barrel MILF
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.