This came in from King Street Brewing Co. just too late to make yesterday's blog:
As the end of the year fast approaches, much like the diminishing daylight, many of us find ourselves scrambling to fit everything in during the limited time allotted. Seeing an opportunity, King Street's lead brewer, David Short, has been experimenting, and has concocted a special treat to help keep you going during this crazy time. Dave bills the creation as a Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout, and if you're a coffee aficionado, this beer is for you! From the brewer himself:
Alaskans! We are a hearty bunch. We need a beer as robust as we are to carry us through the cold winter months. In that spirit, and inspired by the ingredients in my wife's homemade Irish Cream, we aged our Irish Stout for four months in a Jack Daniels whiskey barrel, and then finished it off with spicing additions of cocoa nibs, Madagascar vanilla, and locally roasted Steamdot coffee. The final product treats the pallet with a sublime blend of coffee, chocolate, roast, caramel, and graham cracker. At 4.9% alcohol, this beer is smooth and deeply sessionable. It'll have you racing out of bed in the morning to get your breakfast stout. And, given that we're only going to release one or two of the three available kegs right now, you might want to do exactly that!
Sounds like the perfect beer for the snowstorm that we're in the middle of!
Until Next Time, Cheers!