Rogue Breaks Out the Peppermint Bark for 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of the 2020 edition of its Santa’s Private Reserve, a Peppermint Bark Milk Stout, in November.

Brewed to be the “full package and . . . to brighten up even the worst days of winter,” this year’s Santa’s Private Reserve is a Milk Stout that has been dosed with “refreshing peppermint and velvety dark chocolate [to] taste like the holidays in a glass.” Coming in at 8.34% ABV, Santa’s Private Reserve is a “rich and warm stout [that] is a confectioner’s dream and a must for any holiday celebration.”

“Santa’s vision for this year’s Private Reserve came to him in the candy cane forest where he was busy harvesting peppermint bark to make one of his favorite treats,” says Rogue Brewmaster, Joel Shields. “He called us and ecstatically blurted out, ‘Peppermint bark milk stout!’ We knew exactly what he meant and got right to work brewing up our 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve. Santa was elated with the results, and we think you will be too.”

“I always look forward to my annual trip to Newport, Oregon to brew our annual Santa’s Private Reserve,” says Santa Claus. “This year’s Peppermint Bark Milk Stout is a real treat that pairs perfectly with my favorite sugar cookies.”

The 2020 installment of Santa’s Private Reserve is rolling out this month and is scheduled to hang around through December. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited; November – December 2020
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 8.34%
IBUs – 26
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
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