It has become an instant hit already. Karl Strauss’ Peanut Butter Cup Porter was first released in 2012 and 80 kegs were killed in 5 days. With more on the way, Karl is bringing a 40 barrel batch to Los Angeles Beer Week this year. That’s 80 more to last the week.
The beer is brewed with chocolate and caramel malts with some peanut powder. Cocoa nibs are added for extra chocolate flavor. The final product is roasty porter flavor with a smooth chocolate and peanut butter finish.
The brewery plans on bottling this in the future. (The next whale for sure.)
Style: Porter (w/ Peanut Powder, Chocolate)
Availability: Draft only. Fairly limited
5.6% ABV, 30 IBUs
One of the most interesting collaborations yet in 2012 has to be Snack Attack! A three way brew with Bluejacket Brewery (opening in 2013), Funky Buddha and Cigar City. The beer is inspired by movie theater food. The beer is brewed with Florida sea salt, cacao nibs, vanilla beans and dry-roasted peanuts. Cigar City says expect this flavor when you’re drinking.
…peanut butter cups, milk duds, black licorice, chocolate-covered peanuts and salted caramel.
First available in Cigar City’s tap room on Thursday at 11 am. No growlers.