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.
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)
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
Oddside Ales Hazel’s Nuts
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.
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.
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.
A cousin? Sister? Hot neighbor to the infamous Black Tuesday– this is The Bruery’s Grey Monday. It is closing in on a year ago that Beer Street Journal mentioned that this Black Tuesday variant was going to be released. No implying here. Grey Monday is the brewery’s massive imperial stout aged in bourbon (Black Tuesday), with a hazelnut addition. Every member in the 2012 Reserve Society received one last year…
We are going to do an extremely limited bottling of this beer, just for you. Each member will get a single bottle. There will be no extra beer for sale. Not to you and not to anyone else. We want this one to be extra special.
Grey Monday is a part of the Reserve Society again this year too. By all estimates this will be the 3rd brew of what sounds like an insanely good imperial stout. (1: Dinner at Beachwood BBQ, 2: 2012 bottles). Good luck getting your handles on a taste or even a bottle.