The Bruery (Orange County, California) has officially released Bakery – Coconut Macaroons, a Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with coconut and natural vanilla flavor added, as the first offering to come out of its new series of pastry stouts.
Armed with a long track record of brewing incredibly unique and memorable takes on big ol’ beers, The Bruery has decided to add even more sweetness to its portfolio with the establishment of the Bakery Series, a lineup of pastry stouts that takes advantage of the fact that “Imperial Stouts seamlessly play well with many other adjuncts.” The inaugural release in this series is Coconut Macaroons, a Bourbon Barrel-aged pastry stout that has been layered with coconut and natural vanilla flavor. Weighing in at a sizable 13% ABV, Coconut Macaroons is “super dark with a residual sweetness” that offers “light notes of coconut and vanilla.”
Where did the idea for this beer come from? The Bruery founder Patrick Rue states, “Macaroons bring back nostalgic feelings for me. As a kid, I would beg my Mom to buy them and devour them in one sitting. In college, my girlfriend (now wife) would buy fresh, chocolate-dipped macaroons from the campus coffee shop, which further fueled my appreciation for the dessert.
The flavors of toasty coconut, notes of dark chocolate, and vanilla meld so well in a beer that has a lot of richness, but without an overpowering level of roast. A macaroon inspired beer was the perfect choice to launch our Bakery series with.”
Bakery – Coconut Macaroons is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in individually sold 16 oz. cans at select craft beer retailers located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of The Bruery’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Bakery – Coconut Macaroons from The Bruery
Release – Limited/Bakery Series, August 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13%
Treatment – Bourbon barrel-aged
Added Ingredients – Coconut & natural vanilla flavor
Availability – 16 oz. cans
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