On Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m., Southern Grist Brewing Co. (Nashville, Tennessee) will host a bottle release at its production facility for two barrel-aged treatments – Bourbon and Rum – of its Batch One Theory: German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout.
Arriving as the latest installment in Southern Grist’s Batch One Theory (B1T) Series of Barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, both treatments of B1T: German Chocolate Cake start with the same Imperial Oated Sweet Stout base that is then split and aged “for 12 months in both Rum and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.” To lend the beer all the indulgent goodness one expects to find in an actual German chocolate cake, each barrel-aged beer was then “racked on top of heaps of toasted coconut, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and almonds.” This lengthy process produces a “rich and decadent” German Chocolate Cake experience “that layers wonderfully with the spirit forward Barrel Aged Stout.” The brewery suggests that you drink Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake side-by-side so that you can properly experience “the subtle differences and complexities of the Bourbon and Rum casks.” Both B1T: German Chocolate Cake treatments weigh in at 12.6% ABV.
The release of Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake will take place at 11 a.m. on August 3 at Southern Grist’s production facility (5012 Centennial Blvd. | Nashville, Tennessee) located next to the brewery’s Nations Taproom. Each bottle will cost $23.61 each (tax included) and Southern Grist plans to set bottle limits at one (1) bottle of Rum B1T: German Chocolate Cake and two (2) bottles of Bourbon B1T: German Chocolate Cake per person. During the release on Saturday, both beers will also be available on draft at Southern Grist’s East Nashville and Nations Taprooms. B1T: German Chocolate Cake is a brewery-only release that – outside of special events – will not see distribution. Prost!