Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Pistachio, Cocoa Nibs, Coconut & Vanilla Stout
Question: How about a big imperial stout that tastes of pistachios, vanilla, cocoa beans and coconut? Yes. Should we barrel-age some of it on nice and freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon-barrels? Yes. Beer float!
So many times during these beer stories, we've touched upon the international and collegial business that is craft beer. You travel, meet people, make friends, share ideas, and create greatness.
We have a polish friend who used to work for our Polish importer. Then, he ran a Mikkeller bar carrying many of our beers and later realized his dream of working at a brewery. That brewery is Funky Fluid, and when our friend reached out, we were more than happy to do a collab. That collab was the beer Nutty Swirl.
The story could have ended there. Fortunately, we aged some of that beer on two different types of barrels, Jamaican rum, and Kentucky bourbon, creating a double whammy, the likes of which we've never seen. And yeah, we packaged these monsters on 500 ml cans because why not? Madness!