Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking, a variant of one of the most well-known pumpkin beers, has started hitting shelves.
The mere mention of Pumking will typically get a strong “love it” or “hate it” reaction. Either way, it’s hard to doubt this pumpkin beer has made quite an impression on the beer scene. In addition to this coffee variant, Rum Barrel Pumking is also a part of the fall lineup.
Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is created in a few steps. First, the brewery mashed in the grains at a higher temperature in order to leave a little residual sweetness to pair better with the coffee flavor.
Once fermentation was completed the beer was cold crashed to 32 degrees, and 150 pounds of cold pressed coffee from local roaster Stedman’s was added. Incidentally, the brewery pressed the coffee themselves.
In the end, the coffee adds nutty and cocoa flavors to Pumking’s strong pumpkin and pie crust flavors. Most folks have tried the base beer, Pumking – easily one of the boldest pumpkin beers out there. The coffee presence is strong but really strikes a balance with the pumpkin flavors, almost muting them a bit. Cold Press Pumking truly is pumpkin pie served with a cup of coffee.
Due to the infusion, this beer does have traces of caffeine.
Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is a limited draft and 12-ounce bottle offering.
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Southern Tier Thick Mint, a new imperial stout by the New York based brewery, has shipped for the first time.
The brewery’s Blackwater Series is home to some of the most well known beers in the industry. Creme Brûlée, Choklat, & Mokah imperial stouts are just a few examples. Spring brings Girl Scout cookies, and Southern Tier has a perfect beer pairing.
Southern Tier Thick Mint mimics one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies out there, Thin Mints. (For some reason we always find them in people’s freezers.) The 10% alcohol by volume imperial stout is brewed with cocoa nibs and mint. Another dessert beer cometh.
If the past has taught us anything, it’s this. When Southern Tier makes a flavored imperial stout, flavor is what you are going to get. While Thick Mints is truly like drinking a cookie, the brewery showed enough restraint to where it pairs well with its inspiration, while being very drinkable on on its own.
We made big ways when we introduced Choklat in 2007. Since then, our affection for decadent, flavorful, dessert-like beers and a zeal to venture into the far corners of the flavor world, have been the drivers in our endless quest to brew the perfect indulgence.
Southern Tier Thick Mint is now available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
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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.
8.2% ABV, 65 IBUs
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Southern Tier Salted Caramel has joined the brewery’s ongoing Blackwater Series. The series is known for beers like Creme Brûlée, and Choklot.
Salted Caramel takes a base imperial milk stout (brewed with lactose), Himalayan pink sea salt, and caramelized sugar to mimic the flavor of the candy. Much like other beers in the Blackwater Series, this dessert beer finishes at 10% alcohol by volume.
Recently, the brewery started moving these big stouts into 12 ounce bottles. Southern Tier Salted Caramel follows that 12 ounce, 4-pack trend.
How does it taste? The name pretty much says it all. Creme Brûlée smells and tastes like a boozy, beer incarnate of the dessert. Salted Caramel smells like caramel, and tastes like a sweet, roasted malt/caramel-y imperial stout with a touch of salt. Find yourself a big glass and some vanilla ice cream.