Topic Archives: Southern Tier Blackwater Series

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Want to drink a cookie? Southern Tier Thick Mint can make that happen

Southern Tier Thick Mint bottle

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.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Mint.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017

10% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

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Southern Tier Salted Caramel smells and tastes like dessert

Southern Tier Salted Caramel bottle

Southern Tier Salted Caramel has joined the brewery’s ongoing Blackwater Series. The series is known for beers like Creme Brûlée, and Choklot.

Salted Caramel takes a base imperial milk stout (brewed with lactose), Himalayan pink sea salt, and caramelized sugar to mimic the flavor of the candy. Much like other beers in the Blackwater Series, this dessert beer finishes at 10% alcohol by volume.

Recently, the brewery started moving these big stouts into 12 ounce bottles. Southern Tier Salted Caramel follows that 12 ounce, 4-pack trend.

How does it taste? The name pretty much says it all. Creme Brûlée smells and tastes like a boozy, beer incarnate of the dessert. Salted Caramel smells like caramel, and tastes like a sweet, roasted malt/caramel-y imperial stout with a touch of salt. Find yourself a big glass and some vanilla ice cream.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Pink Sea Salt, Caramelized Sugar.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: June, 2016 (Bottles hitting markets in July)

10% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Choklat transitioned to 12 ounce bottles

Southern Tier Choklat

Southern Tier Choklat, one of the Lakewood, New York’s most highly acclaimed beers, is now available in 12 ounce bottles/4 packs.

Southern Tier Choklat is brewed with Belgian chocolate. It is one of the most rich, chocolatey beers we’ve ever had at Beer Street Journal. VP of Sales and Marketing, Brendan Smith says:

“For years, some of our most popular beers have been available only in 22oz. packages. We find that many of our fans and craft beer drinkers prefer to enjoy specialty brews in smaller packages. We’ll still offer 22oz. bomber bottles, but the addition of more accessible packages provides our market with the most flexible offerings.”

Southern Tier Choklat is literally dessert in a glass, and now available in 12 ounce bottles though the end of the year.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal.
Release: November, 2015 (4-Packs)

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Southern Tier Brewing

Imperial Stout with Pumpkin: Southern Tier Warlock

Southern Tier Warlock

Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, NY) will release two pumpkin based beers this fall. Pumking (that needs no introduction) and new Warlock Imperial Stout. 

Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own & also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this imperial stout into a goblet. 

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Pumpkin)
Hops: Sterling, Magnum
Malt: 2 Row Pale, Caramel, Black, Munich

Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Fall, 2013

8.6% ABV 

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Southern Tier Ready to Release Plum Noir

Southern Tier Brewing Company will add to their limited edition Blackwater Series – Plum Noir Imperial Porter. This brew features Italian plums and will be shipping to distributors this week.

“Plums are a diverse group of species, somewhere between 19 and 40 depending on who you ask. We’re only concerned with what we consider the best to brew with, Prunus cocomilia. The Italian plum has a beautiful dark skin color and the flesh is perfect for fermentation.”

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Italian plums)
Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: Coming Soon

8.0% ABV 


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Southern Tier To Get Plummy

Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY) is adding to the infamous Blackwater Series. The series is home to the likes of Creme Brulee and Choklat.

Plums are a diverse group of species, with somewhere between 19 & 40 varieties depending upon whom you ask. We’re using what we consider to be the best to brew with. The Italian plum has beautiful dark skin & the flesh is perfect for fermentation.


Plum Noir’s mild sweetness is derived not necessarily from the plums, but from the many malts we use. A bit of plum flavor is present as well as earthy, toasted grains, & hints of caramel with mild coffee overtones

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Italian Plums)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Summer, 2013

8% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Creme Brulee 2012

You want a beer that drinks like a dessert? Look no further. Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee is back again for 2012.

“We are not the harbingers of truth as some may suggest but it may indeed be argued that our brewing philosophy is tantamount to a dessert with a bellicose past. How, you may ask, would a brewery determine a likeness to hard-coated custard? Our response is simple; it’s all in the power of history, and of course, the extra finesse needed to top off a contentious treat with definition.

By comprehending the labyrinthine movement of time, one would not think it strange to trace the errant path of an ordinary object such as a cream dessert only to discover that it has been the cause of cultural disputes since the middle ages. The British founders of burnt cream and from Spain, crema catalana, both stand by their creative originality and we respect that, but it was the French Crème Brûlée, amid the strife of contention, that survived to represent our deliciously creamy brew.”

Style: Imperial Stout  (w/ Vanilla Beans)
Hops: Columbus, Horizon.
Malts: 2 Row Malt, Dark Caramel Malt
Other: Lactose Sugar

10% ABV