There is another release of Prairie Artisan Ales Noir coming.
According to Wesley Morrison, brand ambassador for Prairie, the Oklahoma-based brewery will be releasing a version of its Noir oatmeal stout aged in Elijah Craig whisky barrels exclusively in bottles. The photograph posted on various social media sites shows the beer aging in barrels, although the sheet of paper attached to the barrels labels the beer as Bomb!
“Prairie Noir is our bourbon barrel aged imperial oatmeal stout,” reads the Prairie website. “We brew this beer with a huge amount of oats to give it an ever so silky mouth feel. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. Whiskey and carmel notes are also packed into this beer.”
The original Prairie Noir came in at 9 percent ABV and was released in late 2012 packaged in 16.9-ounce bottles. It was released again in 2013 in 12-ounce bottles with an ABV of 12 percent. Since then, there have been five different variations: Coffee Noir (11.5 percent ABV), Vanilla Noir (12.5 percent ABV), Pirate Noir (11 percent ABV), Wine Barrel Noir (11 percent ABV) and Apple Brandy Noir (12 percent ABV).
In an email to Tenemu, Morrison wrote that the new Noir will be available in the “next couple of weeks,” and that distribution plans have not been finalized.