Two years ago, Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat was promoted to big time status. The brewery took Buffalo Sweat, an oatmeal cream stout, and nuanced it with Ugandan vanilla beans.
The result is a creamy chocolate beer with a hint of espresso, turned full on dessert beer.
To create Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat we start with our best selling beer, Buffalo Sweat. We carefully infuse this award- winning oatmeal cream stout with whole Ugandan vanilla beans. This enhances the beer’s natural dark-roasted flavors of espresso, chocolate, and creamy sweetness. “Liquid chocolate chip espresso cookies” is how one fan described its unique flavor.
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat is available in 16oz cans again for 2014.
Great Divide Brewing’s new addition to the Yeti lineup has arrived. The no so mythical beer is a new take of the imperial stout, with the addition of oatmeal and raisins to the brew. Great Divide says Oatmeal is a “gentle beast.” Look for it now in 22oz bombers, and draft.
Much like its legendary predecessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle create a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Oatmeal, Raisins)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Seasonal release
Good People Brewing, makers of some of the best beer in Alabama, are aiming to put breakfast in a can. Coffee Oatmeal Stout is being readied for cans. The C-O-S uses coffee from Primavera Coffee Roasters in Birmingham. Currently the beer has only been available on draft and cask.
The fortified body blends beautifully with the bold coffee and cocoa notes and subtle sweetness of the stout. Using Primavera’s Peru Norte roast, the coffee’s natural acidity and floral undertones accentuate the natural counterparts of the beer.
Availability: 12oz Cans (New), Draft
Arrival: TBA (Cans)
6.4% ABV, 51 IBUs
Avondale Brewing (Birmingham, AL) is adding a bottling line. All 22oz bottles for the time being. Among those slated – No Joka Mocha, a seasonal release.
No Joka Mocha is an oatmeal stout malt beverage with coffee and cocoa. This brew has a blackish pour with a creamy tan head. A solid coffee aroma greets the nose with deep rich malts in the background. It has a medium body that is slightly sweet, with subtle chocolate flavors and finishes smooth with the oatmeal. Our special blend of Blue Batak Sumatran Coffee used in this brew comes to us specially roasted from our good friends at Finer Grind Coffee Roasters. Finer Grind and Avondale put their combined passion for beer and coffee together for this seasonal brew.
Did you know that February is Stout Month? Full Sail will be celebrating with the addition of Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout, the newest addition to their Brewer’s Share experimental lineup. The beer, created by head chef Mathias Engblom, “has a smoothly rich, complex palate with notes of chocolate, toffee, and espresso.” In conjunction with this series, Full Sail donates a portion of these beer’s sales to a local charity of choice, with Mathias’s Main Ingredient sales going to VFW Post 4273 of Sandy, Oregon.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Availability: on tap only
Arrival: coming soon
A smidge earlier than Jester King expected,
is their Barrel Aged Weasel Rodeo. The barrel aged edition of the Mikkeller collaboration spent 6 months getting funky in whiskey barrels.
Whiskey Barrel Rodeo (12.0% ABV) is the barrel aged version of Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo, an unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with chipotle peppers, smoked malt and Vietnamese Kopi Luwak Coffee and fermented with farmhouse yeast. After being brewed with Mikkeller at Jester King in November of 2011, Whiskey Barrel Rodeo spent six months aging in whiskey barrels followed by another three months of bottle conditioning. Unlike most of our barrel aged beers where we use barrel aging to impart funky, sour flavors and aromas, Whiskey Barrel Rodeo was aged in whiskey barrels to impart flavors of oak, vanillin and residual whiskey.
This beer is limited to 100 cases (1200 750ml bottles)
Jester King’s collaboration with Mikkeller – Weasel Rodeo has shipped this week according to the brewery. The beer is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with chipotle peppers, smoked malt and Vietnamese Kopi Luwak coffee and fermented with farmhouse yeast.
Look for the 750 ml bottles in Texas, Alabama, and Denmark.
Bottles of Jester King / Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo have left our brewery and will begin making their way throughout Texas and to Denmark. We also sent a small amount to Alabama, along with several of our other beers, in celebration of the State’s long-awaited legalization of 750ml bottles, starting the first of this month.
Weasel Rodeo (10.1% ABV) is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with chipotle peppers, smoked malt and Vietnamese Kopi Luwak coffee and fermented with farmhouse yeast.
While some retailers in Texas should begin receiving Weasel Rodeo very soon, we ask for your patience as we rely upon a small, artisanal wine distributor to bring our beer to market.
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