Think our latest Brewhouse Rarities release, Mint Chocolate Stout, was inspired by our love of its ice cream namesake? Think again.
We grow a Chocolate Mint herb in our staff garden, which is where this beer was born.
The first Brewhouse Rarities beer to make its way into 6-packs, this beer is a medium-bodied, low ABV stout with subtle, not-too-sweet notes of peppermint and chocolate. The yeast strain was selected for the creaminess and residual sugar it imparts on the beer. And both peppermint and cocoa were added post-fermentation for a refreshing, minty sweet finish.
The goal was to have an easy-drinking dessert beer that you can have more than one pint of. Here are the specifics:
- 5.7% ABV
- 30 IBU
- Specialty Malts: Caramel, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Midnight Wheat
- Hops: Perle
- Specialty Ingredients: Cocoa, peppermint
We also threw in a few sprigs of Chocolate Mint, for good measure.
You can find Mint Chocolate Stout on tap and on shelves starting next week. Be the first to try it at our taproom release Tuesday, March 25.
Sprint: To move at full speed, especially for a short distance.
Spat: The spawn of an oyster in early development.
With a mere 100 meters to glory, this is the run for those of us who don’t actually like to run, but really like to say that we like to run.
Our inaugural Sprint for Spat 0.10K will happen Sunday, May 4 in Baltimore’s historic Fells Point neighborhood. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Runners will compete on a 100-meter course located within the South Broadway Square in Fells Point. A hydration station — featuring a Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout oyster shooter — will be located at the 0.05K mark.
At the conclusion of this grueling footrace, runners will refuel with tracks spun by DJ Landis Expandis, beer from yours truly, food truck fare, and buck-a-shuck grilled and raw oysters from local Rappahannock River Oysters, Barren Island Oysters, and Hollywood Oysters.
Race registration is $23 and includes a race t-shirt, 0.01K bumper sticker, and bragging rights. Event is limited to those 21 and older. Space is limited, so snag your spot today.
Good people brew good beer.
Our first Stove Topper homebrew kit of 2014 is for Lucky SOB Irish Red. On sale exclusively in our gift shop and at The Flying Barrel Homebrew Supply Shop, these kits are $45 and available now.
Stove Toppers are a series of all-grain homebrew kits for advanced home brewers. These recipes and ingredients are straight from our brewhouse and scaled-down to fit your home brewery. We will release six kits in 2014, with each available for two months only. To plan ahead, pick, choose, and mark your calendar, check out the full schedule.