One of Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s most popular releases last year is getting a makeover.
The beer in question is High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout, a 12.2 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with Spice Island coffee sourced from Chicago-based Metropolitan Coffee before being aged in High West Distillery rye and bourbon barrels for up to 17 months. The stout was first released last year packaged in 22-ounce bottles, but that version came in at a slightly lower 12 percent ABV.
High West-ified will join five previous OneHitter Series that have been released in bottles so far this year, which include “unique, strange, Lagunitas one-off” beers:
- Lagunitas Bitter Oats (10.5 percent ABV) — January 2016 — ale brewed with oats and hops
- Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale (8 percent ABV) — February 2016 — pale ale brewed with natural blood orange flavors
- Lagunitas The Waldo’s Special Ale (11.5 percent ABV) — April 2016 — IPA
- Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday (7.5 percent ABV) — May 2016 — unfiltered IPA
- Lagunitas Tuberfest (8 percent ABV) — August 2016 — hopped-up lager
- Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout (12.2 percent ABV) — December — imperial coffee stout aged in High West Distillery rye bourbon barrels
According to a post on Lagunitas’ website, the newest version of High West-ified will now be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be released in December. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.