Baltimore, Maryland-based Guinness Open Gate Brewery has a new seasonal imperial stout ahead of the holidays – Guinness Mint Chocolate Stout.
The imperial stout is brewed with dried mint leaves, then conditioned on pure cacao (chocolate), then aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
“Chocolate and mint are a classic flavor combination, and the way those flavors interact with the bourbon character leads to something really special. It’s the perfect beer to sip on after a solid meal with family and friends over the holidays,” says Open Gate head brewer Sean Brennan.
Guinness Mint Chocolate Stout also compliments recently returning Gingerbread Stout, also brewed in the Baltimore brewery.
Mint Chocolate Stout is available in 11.2-ounce bottles for a limited time.
NoDa NoDaJito, the brewery’s seasonal witbier, brewed with mint leaves and lime zest will return to cans again on May 17th. This mojito inspired drink was the brewery’s seventh canned offering. It’s instant popularity has made it a staple warm weather seasonal.
Our Mojito-inspired Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. See what the cult following is all about. Hazy, minty and citrusy, it’s ideal for a summer day or just some summer dreaming.
4.8% ABV, 18 IBUs
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Wild Heaven Laissez Fraise will emerge from the brewery’s “Wild Wild Heaven” series this weekend.
Strawberries and mint highlight this new wild ale blend.
For Lassiez Fraise, we selected a handful of barrels that received fresh strawberries and a smaller number which had received fresh mint for blending. The result is an unexpected mingling of subtle, beautiful flavors, unlike anything we’ve ever made.
Wild Heaven Laissez Fraise will be available in 500-milliliter bottles. Limited to a run of 300.
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Southern Tier Thick Mint, a new imperial stout by the New York based brewery, has shipped for the first time.
The brewery’s Blackwater Series is home to some of the most well known beers in the industry. Creme Brûlée, Choklat, & Mokah imperial stouts are just a few examples. Spring brings Girl Scout cookies, and Southern Tier has a perfect beer pairing.
Southern Tier Thick Mint mimics one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies out there, Thin Mints. (For some reason we always find them in people’s freezers.) The 10% alcohol by volume imperial stout is brewed with cocoa nibs and mint. Another dessert beer cometh.
If the past has taught us anything, it’s this. When Southern Tier makes a flavored imperial stout, flavor is what you are going to get. While Thick Mints is truly like drinking a cookie, the brewery showed enough restraint to where it pairs well with its inspiration, while being very drinkable on on its own.
We made big ways when we introduced Choklat in 2007. Since then, our affection for decadent, flavorful, dessert-like beers and a zeal to venture into the far corners of the flavor world, have been the drivers in our endless quest to brew the perfect indulgence.
Southern Tier Thick Mint is now available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
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Avery Certatio Equestris joins the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series on June 19th. Think of a popular bourbon drink when you wonder what this beer tastes like.
Avery Certatio Equestris is modeled after the ubiquitous mint julep. The base sour ale was aged in bourbon barrels with spearmint leaves (the key ingredient in the julep, after bourbon). You can probably imagine the result from here.
A mint julep is not the product of a formula — it is ceremony, and must be performed by a gentleman possessing a true sense of artistic, a deep reverence for the ingredients, and a proper appreciation of the occasion. It is a rite that must not be entrusted to a novice, a statistician, nor a Yankee.” – Henry Clay
Dang it! We were in there till the Yankee caveat.Pucker up, Buttercup!
Avery Certatio Equestris is a 12 ounce bottle release. Certatio Equestris translates to “horserace. (He
Distribution: CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA.
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Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison kicks of the new Elemental Scale Series of one-off beers from the Portland, Oregon brewery.
Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison is a French-style saison that has been brew kettle soured, and fermented with blueberries and local honey, plus mint tea.
Inspired by a Kombucha drink with a similar profile, Burnside’s brewers set out to create a refreshing but complex beer with an interesting flavor profile. This ale is fermented at slightly higher temperature than normal with Blueberries and local Honey added at conditioning along with a cold side infusion of a “mint tea.” This gives the beer a slightly tart and fruity quality with a subtle hint of mint freshness.
Burnside Blueberry Mint Saison will be available in 22oz bottles and draft, starting May 7th.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
6.9% Abv 21.55 IBUs