This weekend, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. debuted a new beer collaboration – a dream for breakfast food lovers and brunchers alike. Pour another cup of coffee and read on.
Arizona Wilderness Leggo my Ego, a collaboration with Tired Hands, is brewed with waffles. Despite what the name suggests, the brewing team used waffles from Phoenix, Arizona local Welcome Chicken & Donuts. Note in the pic above, the a hop back full of said waffles. The wort was run through the stacks of waffles on the way to the fermenter.
Leggo my Ego, an Imperial IPA, is brewed with maple syrup, lactose milk sugar, and biscuit malt. Hops for the interested – Belma and Simcoe.
Arizona Wilderness packaged Leggo My Ego in 32 ounce crowlers, available starting Saturday.
Add this to a list of epic, or soon to be epic breakfast themed foods, like Founders Breakfast Stout, and upcoming Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast.
Is there any limit to what we can do with breakfast food? Let’s hope not.
Image: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break sounds a bit crazy right? Well, it’s coming. Soon.
Evil Twin teased the upcoming release today – not revealing the whole label, but you can obviously tell what this beer is, and it’s a doozy.
The series began with Imperial Biscotti Break, an imperial stout that mimics the dessert, brewed with almond, vanilla, and coffee. Variants have also included an edition with cherries, Barrel Aged Biscotti Break, and Pappy Biscotti Break (aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels).
This edition finds this well loved imperial stout, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. (The same kind of barrel that makes Founders CBS a beer geek wet dream.)
Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break will be either a 22 ounce bottle or 16 ounce can release.
Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch, a future bottle potential by the California/North Carolina brewery.
By the looks of this release, Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch is a malty scotch ale, brewed with a touch of maple syrup.
Scotch Ales are wintertime staples, known for their rich, malty flavors. This robust beer combines that traditional sweet malt flavor with a hint of maple for and added layer of depth, making this intense beer the perfect thing for sipping near a warm winter hearth.
Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. The brewery has not officially announced this release.
Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch has hit shelves, probably one of the more “arrogant” bastard concoctions yet.
The base beer is Double Bastard, the Escondido, California based brewery’s American strong ale. The big bastard is infused with coffee (AKA Depth Charged Double Bastard) and aged in both bourbon barrels and maple syrup barrels. The result – is a beer all over the map in flavor. (There is a strong undertone of Double Bastard, and it finishes with a mix of bourbon and maple flavors.)
If you haven’t noticed, Stone Brewing split the bastard series off into their own business entity – Arrogant Bastard Brewing. We all know, it’s still Stone at the wheel.
Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch is a 16.9 ounce bottle offering, retailing around $20 dollars each.
Founders Project PAM is a black IPA, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. (Sound familiar? Looking at you, Sweet Repute.)
In development under a shroud of secrecy for years, Project PAM is brewed with an abundance of hops including, Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado and Mosaic. It’s balanced with Crystal and Midnight Wheat malts and finally aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add complex oaky bourbon notes and the sweetness of maple syrup. Project PAM clocks in at 10.8% ABV.
What’s in a name? The brewery maintains it’s a mystery, but it has to do with the cellar barrel coding. The label features Jason Heystek, the head of Founders’ barrel program.
Taste. Founders Project PAM is bold, perhaps even a a battle between the black IPA and the maple syrup bourbon barrels this beer is aged in. We’ve already been asked a few times after posting this above pic to our social media – should they drink it, or age it. Our answer is always, drink now. This beer as you can buy in in December, 2015 is how the brewery intended it. drink it now.
Founders Project PAM is available in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.
Style: Imperial Black IPA (w/ Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: 11/20/15 (Distribution shortly after)
Anchor Brewing Company’s Big Leaf Autumn Maple is the brewery’s fall seasonal and it has been released. Anchor Brewing Company Big Leaf Autumn Maple is an autumn offering that is a malty red ale, brewed with maple syrup. The brew was inspired by the BigLeaf Maple tree, native to California. Rope and baskets have been made from the bark, and custom guitars from it’s unique wood. Maple syrup from this iconic tree makes its way into this red ale.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Aug-Oct
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