Yes next week features the release of two new beers at each of our locations along with the return of Chachalaca American Stout at our Westport Brewhaus AND the debut of Parched Rider Coffee Stout at our Taproom at 1444 E. Wash on Saturday 2/17!
Before the two stouts as mentioned is the release of the two new beers, the first of which is a collaboration beer with Working Draft Brewing Company that is opening in the Willy Street neighborhood on the near east side of Madison in coming weeks. Working Draft Brewing Company head brewer Clint Lohman and I brewed a one barrel batch of this collaboration Weizenbock a few days before Christmas and it turned out really well! 7% abv and a beautiful mix of banana/clove and rich bock malt character. Collab Weizenbock will be on tap when we open at 3 on Tuesday 2/13 at our E. Wash Taproom and we’ll be joined by the Working Draft dudes around 4 or 5. Ein prosit!
Then on Valentine’s Day Wednesday 2/14 we’re releasing our first new (non-collaboration) beer of 2018: Smooshface American Brown Ale! Its name comes from one of many nicknames for our bartender Erika’s charming little canine Valentine. So: Smooshface is being released on Valentine’s Day and Smooshface herself will be there. Meanwhile the beer is a hop-forward American Brown Ale featuring a rich malt character and Chinook and Amarillo hops. It will be on tap at both of our locations when they open at 3.
Then as mentioned on Saturday 2/17 we’ll have the release of Parched Rider Coffee Stout at our E. Wash Taproom and return of Chachalaca American Stout at the Westport Brewhaus! The base beer for Parched Rider is indeed Chachalaca. It’s a collaboration with Let It Ride cold brewed coffee and the addition of Let It Ride’s java adds an excellent caffeinated aroma/flavor dimension!
Meanwhile Chachalaca was the first stout brewed in Parched Eagle history and is inspired by the likes of Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout and Sierra Nevada Stout. Lots of roasted barley and chocolate malt coupled with big American hops (Northern Brewer, Simcoe, and Chinook). 6.3% ABV and 54 IBUs.
Hope to see you at either of our locations during our big February beer releases week!