A new Noir is coming.
Prairie Artisan Ales told Tenemu that it will be releasing a new variant of its popular Prairie Noir imperial stout, this time aged in Laird’s apple brandy barrels for six months. Appropriately named Apple Brandy Noir, the 12 percent ABV stout is being brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co. located in Krebs, Okla. and will be distributed by Shelton Brothers.
This is the fifth variant of the base Prairie Noir blend to be bottled. In 2013, Pirate released Noir aged in Jamaican rum barrels; Coffee Noir brewed with coffee beans and aged in oak whisky barrels released; and Vanilla Noir brewed with vanilla beans and aged in oak whisky barrels released in 2013. Wine Barrel Noir, which was aged in wine barrels, was released this year.
According to the brewery, Apple Brandy Noir is scheduled to be sent out in multiple releases across its entire current distribution footprint starting in mid-January and will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles.