Wild Leap Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout hits shelves, where the beer IS the prize inside.
This new imperial stout is basically the boozy beer equivalent of Cracker Jacks. The stout is brewed with peanuts, caramel, and caramel malt. Think of it like that childhood box of popcorn, but with a potential for a hangover with overindulgence.
The prize inside? It’s the beer for sure. So many of these dessert-inspired imperial stouts go overboard with the flavor semblances to their sugary inspirations. Wild Leap opted for a more subtle flavor, and in our opinion that makes a better beer. After each sip of Prize Inside, you are left with a lingering aroma of the iconic caramel popcorn, leading you ready for another sip. It’s not cloying, heavy, or overwhelming. (And pairs perfectly with real Cracker Jacks, BTW.)
Wild Leap Prize Inside is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.
8.5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer and Miami’s J. Wakefield are teaming up on a new dessert beer. Meet The Cosmic and Divine.
Think of the “Turtle” candy when approaching this beer. The brand was developed by the DeMet’s Candy Company in 1918. Filled with caramel and pecans and dipped in chocolate, the finished product looks a bit like a turtle.
This beer might not look like a turtle, but it certainly incorporates similar flavors. The base is an imperial stout that has been fermented with lactose for added creaminess, plus salted caramel, chocolate, and toasted pecans.
Upon the backs of behemoths, we hatch the most worthy of ideas. Made with our dear friends at J. Wakefield Brewing, this Imperial Stout was fermented with lactose and salted caramel from Asheville’s Postre Caramels, and then aged with chocolate and toasted pecans.
Burial The Cosmic and Divine will be available in 12 ounce cans when the brewery opens on July 12th. Distribution will be limited.
Caramel brown ale do it for you? Clown Shoes Brewing has one coming up for you. The brewery took a brown ale, and added a whopping 500 pounds of burnt caramel from Toscanini’s Ice Cream Shop in nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts. The love of beer and dessert should have you running to new brew.
Hello my name is Caramel God. This American Brown Ale has 500 pounds of burnt caramel in it, provided by Toscanini’s Ice Cream in Cambridge, MA. Pray to whoever you will or worship me as I hover over an endless ocean of ice cream cones. Either way, may you find enlightenment.
Clown Shoes Burnt Caramel will be available in 22oz bottles.
Breakside Brewery (Portland, OR) is ready to release their very popular Salted Caramel Stout. The beer has been available before on draft and will now be making its first appearance in bottles.
Salted Caramel Stout is a collaboration with Salt & Straw Ice Cream out of Portland, Oregon. The base beer is a rich stout mixed with sea salt and specially salted caramel. The final product is a beer that boasts caramel flavors mid palate with a hint of salt in the finish. A bit like the saltwater taffy, right?
Breakside Salted Caramel Stout will be available in 22oz bottles & draft from February to April, 2014.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. 2/1-4/1.
Area: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, Japan.
6.7% ABV, 28 IBU
If you go:
Salted Caramel Stout Bottle Release Party
Thursday Jan. 30th 5-8pm
4500 SE Stark