Dry Dock Cascara Imperial Stout releases on January 7, 2016. This release is technically the last offering in there brewery’s 2015 Signature Series lineup.
Dry Dock Cascara Imperial Stout features the dried fruit of coffee berries known as cascara, to the strong stout. The brewery notes the addition adds flavors of leather, dark cherry and tobacco. Additionally, better orange peel is added during the brewing process.
“The notes of the Cascara blend well with the chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow notes in the Imperial Stout,” says North Dock Head Brewer Alan Simons, who created this Signature Series beer. “In the tradition of a well-balanced cocktail, such as an Old Fashioned, we added some bitter orange peel to brighten the beer a touch. We used more than one pound per barrel of Cascara and a half pound per barrel of bitter orange peel.”
Dry Dock Cascara Imperial Stout will be available in 22 ounce bottles, and draft this month.
Does a quadrupel ale with coffee, dates and cherries catch your attention? New Belgium Cascara Quad takes aim at the 2013 Lips Of Faith lineup. Interesting ingredients include the dried husk from coffee beans (cascara) used to make tea that is then blended into the beer.
Local roasters Novo Coffee turned us onto Central America’s Cascara, the fruit or husk that surrounds coffee beans. When dried, it can be made into a tea with hints of cherry and tobacco. Blend that into a quad fermented with gorgeous malts and date sugar for a crazy complex beer to warm winter nights.
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