Topic Archives: hazelnut

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Headlines

Dessert: Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov’s debuts this week

Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marsha Zhukov bottle

Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov debuts on November 23rd. Even this guy loves desserts.

If the Tampa, Florida based brewery is known for just two beers, they would be Hunaphu and Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout. Both are imperial stouts. Both very different.

Zhukov is the Russian imperial stout. A big, chewy imperial stout that pours like 40 weight motor oil. Tastes like espresso and molasses. Tomorrow, the Marshal is being treated to dessert with the release of Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout.

That big imperial stout has been spiked with hazelnut and vanilla beans, resulting in a dessert beer fitting for the coldest Russian winter. Or Florida.

22-ounce bottles of Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshal Zhukov’s will be available at the brewery’s Fermentorium, starting at 9 am. $20 each.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Vanilla Beans.)
Availablity: 22oz Bottles. Limited.
Debut: 11/23/16

11.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout joins Black Tie Series

Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout

Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout starts shipping this week. A new addition to the brewery’s Black Tie Series.

Despite the brewery being based in Atlanta, Georgia, the ‘Georgian’ part of this beer name is actually referring to the country of Georgia. Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout is brewed with 300 pounds of hazelnuts imported from the Eurasian country.

Incidentally, this is the first imperial stout released by Monday Night. The boozy newbie is brewed with a copius amount of flaked oats, which gives the stout a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The hazelnut flavor isn’t overwhelming, but a nice, subtle compliment to this Russian imperial stout.

Monday Night Georgian Imperial Stout is available now in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: Early-February, 2016

11% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Cigar City Sardo Numspa, Inspired By Devil’s Food Cake [Released]

Cigar City Sardo Numspa

Cigar City Sardo Numspa, inspired by devil’s food cake.

The Tampa, Florida based brewery attempts to create a decadent dessert beer offering by brewing an imperial stout with hazelnuts, cacao nibs, and vanilla.

Inspired by Devil’s Food Cake, we brewed this high gravity stout with real roasted hazelnuts, two different varietals of cacao nibs, Indonesian vanilla, and rested it on cypress wood. Named in honor of the best devil from the 80’s, the deal, sweet, Sardo Numpsie.

Sardo Numpspa was Charles Dance’s character in the Eddie Murphy movie, The Golden Child. Game of Thrones fans will know Charles Dance as Tywin Lanister.

Cigar City Sardo Numspa is 22 ounce offering. On sale in the brewery’s tap room as on December 23rd.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans. Aged on Cypress)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 12/23/15

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus The Ferryman Imperial Stout ships this week

Orpheus The Ferryman Imperial Stout

Orpheus The Ferryman Imperial Stout bottles ship out the first week of December. The imperial stout is brewed with hazelnuts and vanilla beans.

Approach Charon, and pay the price to be taken the land of emptiness and silence. Stare deep into The Ferryman, and be transfixed by the blackness of this Imperial Stout, while the enticing, rich aroma of chocolate, hazelnuts, and vanilla pulls you in, soothing you to stillness.

Atlanta artist Tanner Wilson created the artwork for Orpheus The Ferryman Imperial Stout.  Available in 22 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Vanilla Beans, Candi Sugar)
Hops: Apollo
Malts: Golden Promise, Munich, Simpsons DRC, Honey Malt, Simpsons Honey Brown, Chocolate Wheat, Roast Barley, Black, Flaked Barley

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: December, 2015

10.5% ABV

Posted in New Beers, OddSide Ales
Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

Bruery Melange 12 Released

Bruery Melange 12

The Bruery Melange 12 is now available to Bruery Reserve Society members. Melange is blend of barrel aged strong ales.

Bruery Melange 12 features vanilla beans, cacao nibs, hazelnuts, aged in bourbon barrels.

A curious amalgam of barrel-aged beer seeping with notes of burnt marshmallows and toasty nuts.

Members of The Bruery’s Reserve and Hoarder’s Society have access. Bruery Melange 12 is available in 750ml bottles.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Cocoa NibsVanilla Beans, Hazelnuts. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles

16.8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Ninkasi Brewing

Space Yeast Makes Ninkasi Ground Control

This past summer, Ninkasi Brewing unveiled the Ninkasi Space Program (NSP). The goal? Send yeast to space and back, and use it in a new beer.

The first mission of NSP took flight with a rocket that was launched by the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) and Team Hybriddyne from Spaceport America. 16 vials of brewer’s yeast were packed on the first flight. Unfortunately, the payload was lost in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for 27 days, and the yeast perished.

In October of 2014, six more vials of brewer’s yeast was sent 77.3 miles upward, and back to Earth safely. Neil Armstrong would have been proud.

“After almost two years of research, development, lab time, and two separate rocket launches to garner space yeast, we have finally completed our mission,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “It was a project born out of passionate people coming together to try something new and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

The result is Ninkasi Ground Control, an imperial stout brewed with yeast that has touched the stars.

Ninkasi Ground Control is nuanced Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs. The brewery is “launching” the new offering on April 13, 2015 in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs)
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet (See a theme?)
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, WA. Canada: Alberta, BC, Vancouver

10% ABV, 80 IBUs

Fun fact: Eugene, Oregon based Neal Williams is the artist behind the Ground Control label, whose works include concert posters for Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Matthew Band, Interpol, and The Head & The Heart. Image via Ninkasi Brewing.