A new creation from Bottle Logic Brewing was inspired by a beverage popular in Latin America and Africa.
The Anaheim, Calif.-based brewery has announced it will be releasing El Duende, a 14 percent ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on “mountains” of Madagascar vanilla beans, Indonesian ceylon cinnamon and lactose. According to Bottle Logic, the base beer is Bottle Logic’s Darkstar November imperial stout, and the finished creation was inspired by Horchata, which is a drink typically made with rice or nuts, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
El Duende is a member of Bottle Logic’s Stasis Project Series, which “celebrates the barrel as a fifth ingredient” and includes other notables such as Fundamental Theorem 2019 (20.59 percent ABV), Ground State 2018 (12.89 percent ABV) and The Lost Colony 2018 (12.5 percent ABV.)
According to Bottle Logic, El Duende will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($23.95) and will have a two bottle per person purchase limit. Interested parties will have the chance to order tickets redeemable for bottles on April 14 via Eventbrite and bottle pickups will start April 20 with no proxies will be allowed.