You won’t have to be incarcerated to enjoy a new release from Prairie Artisan Ales.
The new beer is Prison Rodeo, a 7 percent ABV “hoppy coffee ale” brewed with Idaho 7, Mosaic, summit and Simcoe hops as well as Ethiopia Sidamo Guji coffee sourced from Spaceship Earth Coffee in McAlester, Okla.
“It was about as far as we could get from a stout,” reads a post on Prairie’s website. “We needed a coffee to stand up to and compliment the hops. We needed a coffee that was just as fruity and refreshing. We were careful to add just enough coffee to amplify but not dominate the beer.”
Coffee ales are not new to the brewery, as it has previously released Coffee Okie, an 11 percent ABV imperial brown ale, in December 2015.
In an email, Zach Prichard, owner of Krebs Brewing, told Tenemu that Prison Rodeo will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. In addition, a post on Prairie’s blog indicates that the beer is currently shipping across Prairie’s entire distribution network now.
Update (June 20, 2017) — This post was updated to include additional brewing details and the final beer label. It was originally published on May 10, 2017.
Update (July 26, 2017) — This post was updated to include additional brewing details and the final release date.