If you like coffee-infused beers, there’s something new from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. that might make a great present.
The Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery has announced it will be releasing Velvet Mocha Merlin, a version of its popular Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout that has been aged with cocoa nibs and espresso beans from Intelligentsia Coffee. The beer incorporates oats, fuggle hops and six different types of malts: Maris Otter, two-row pale, roast barley, English dark caramel, medium caramel and Carafa malt.
The 5.5 percent ABV beer is being sold in 22-ounce bottles exclusively in the 2014 Winter Bundle pack, which also includes three other releases: Double Barrel Ale, Union Jack IPA and Wookey Jack Ale. While it is already available at the brewery, the 4-packs will be shipping to various states by the middle of November, although according to Firestone Walker, the east coast will be excluded from this release.