The newest Dragon Milk’s variant from New Holland Brewing Co. will be a year-round release starting next month, but some fans will get to try it sooner than that.
Dragon’s Milk Solera is a 10 percent ABV imperial stout that has been aged “a series” of American oak foeders, which are large wooden fermenters. The new stout utilizes a fractional blending method known as Solera, a process where the brewers set aside some of the original beer from a batch and then mix it with preceding batches in order to end up with a finished product that is a mix of different aged beers.
“Throughout the ages, Dragon’s Milk has been a term used to describe a liquid worthy of celebration, a reward at the end of the journey,” reads a post on New Holland’s Facebook page. “We’re excited to announce the next legend to unfold in our journey, Dragon’s Milk Solera. This beer is representative of both the journey and the reward, and how both can evolve into something unexpected over time.”
As the name suggests, the new version incorporates the New Holland, Mich.-based brewery’s Dragon’s Milk Imperial Stout (11 percent ABV) as its base, and will join a multitude of other variants, including Dragon Milk’s 2020 Reserve 1, Dragon’s Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon and Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Coffee & Chocolate.
According to a post on New Holland’s Instagram page, Dragon’s Milk Solera will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles that are scheduled to begin shipping to “select markets” on a year-round basis staring in August. In addition, interested parties can preorder the new stout at this website on July 18.