Most people are very familiar with Prairie Artisan Ale’s landmark beer, Bomb! by now, as well as many of the iterations the Tulsa-based brewery has released based on Bomb!. Now there’s another one, just for the lone star state, Brimstone Bomb!.
Prairie has teamed up with Chip Tate of the multiple award-winning, Balcones Distillery of Austin, Texas to create something even bigger. Resting right now in Balcones Brimstone barrels is Prairie’s double imperial stout, Bomb!
“Rather than using Scottish peat smoke, this one-of-a-kind whisky is smoked with sun-baked Texas scrub oak using our own secret process,” said Prairie. “The result is a whisky full of fresh youthful corn and light fruit notes married with a bold smokiness. Brimstone is the world‘s first wood smoked whisky.”
This beer will solely be released in Texas and there are several events planned. Prairie’s website lists events, beginning Oct. 28, in Austin, Dallas, Forth Worth and Waco where Brimstone Bomb! will be available on tap. There will also be bottles as well, but Prairie has not announced just how many—or few—there will be. A few weeks ago, Prairie posted a bottle label weeks ago, but quickly took it down, likely due to a misspelling. They have now released an updated label which shows the beer will come in at 13 percent ABV.
Much like Prairie’s other barrel releases—Pirate Bomb!, Noir, Vanilla Noir and Coffee Noir—Brimstone Bomb! will undoubtedly pour quickly from kegs and move extremely fast out of stores selling them in bottles, so be on the lookout for when it drops.
Prairie has not returned e-mails with questions regarding ABV, production size, release date—or basically anything else.