The Lost Abbey is planing on once again releasing Bat Out Of Hell, a 13.5 percent ABV imperial stout brewed “spiked with generous additions” of both coffee and cacao nibs and aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months.
The stout debuted as a draft-only option for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival in 2011 before being packaged for the first time and included as Track 10 in the San Marcos, Calif.-based brewery’s Ultimate Box Set sampler in 2012.
In an email, Adam Martinez, director of media and marketing at The Lost Abbey, told Tenemu that the new version of Bat Out Of Hell will once again be packaged in 375ml bottles and is scheduled to ship across the brewery’s full distribution network by the end of January.
In addition, Martinez said that Lost Abbey is contemplating rereleasing the Box Set in the future, but that “the barrels will tell us if we have the right mix of beers to pull it off.”
Update (Jan. 3, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, brewing information and distribution details. It was originally published on Dec. 24, 2017.