This weekend, American Solera’s Society club members will be getting a brand new beer conditioned on vanilla beans from the second largest island in the world.
Papua New Guinea Distraction is a 13 percent ABV imperial stout aged for 12 months in barrels that previously held Balcones bourbon before being conditioned on vanilla beans sourced from Papua New Guinea. As the name suggests, the new stout uses the same base as Life’s Distraction, an 18 percent ABV barrel-aged imperial stout that was sold as a member exclusive in July 2018.
The new stout will be an exclusive release for members of the Tulsa, Okla.-based brewery’s American Solera Society club, which debuted in 2016.
According to American Solera, Papua New Guinea Distraction barrel-aged imperial stout will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($40) and is scheduled to be released on May 28 at the brewery, with each society member being allocated two bottles.
There will also be an unspecified number of bottles of the imperial stout that will be sold for $50 each exclusively to members who win a lottery.