A new collaboration between Bottle Logic Brewing and J. Wakefield Brewing in Miami was inspired by one of Poland’s most popular sweet deserts.
The joint effort by the two breweries is Layers Of Influence 2019, a 12.45 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with “buckets of poppy seeds in the mash and poppy butter in the boil.” The beer was then aged in bourbon barrels for approximately one year before orange blossom honey was added just before bottling.
The new imperial stout is the latest addition to the Anaheim, Calif.-based brewery’s Stasis Project Series, which “celebrates the barrel as a fifth ingredient” and includes other notables such as However Improbable (12.8 percent ABV), Darkstar November 2018 (14 percent ABV) and The Lost Colony 2018 (12.5 percent ABV.)
According to a post on Bottle Logic’s Instagram page, Layers Of Influence 2019 will be packaged in 500ml bottles ($23.95) and will have a two bottle per person purchase limit when it goes on sale via Eventbrite on Jan. 20. Bottle pickups will start on Jan. 26 and no proxies will be allowed.