A variant of one of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s oldest creations is returning this year, but in a different form.
Molé Merkin 2019 is an 7.8 percent ABV milk stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs, cinnamon and chili peppers. The variant of Firestone Walker’s Merkin stout debuted last year, but that version came in at a slight higher 8.8 percent ABV and was aged in brandy barrels instead of bourbon barrels.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Molé Merkin 2019 will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles, and there will only be 1,500 cases produced.
An email sent to the brewery for information regarding a release date and distribution information was not immediately returned.