Prairie Artisan Ales is rereleasing and old favorite that was first seen in 2013.
Pirate Noir is a 12 percent ABV imperial oatmeal stout aged in Jamaican rum barrels. According to a label filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), the newest version will be brewed and packaged in 12-ounce bottles by Krebs Brewing Co. located in Krebs, Okla. and will be distributed by Shelton Brothers.
This will be the second incarnation of the Pirate Noir beer from the Tulsa, Okla.-based brewery, with the first release back in 2013, when it was packaged in 16.9-ounce bottles and came in at 11 percent ABV. Since then, there have been four additional variants on the Noir base beer: Coffee Noir (11.5 percent ABV), Vanilla Noir (12.5 percent ABV), Wine Barrel Noir (11 percent ABV) and Apple Brandy Noir (12 percent ABV).
In an email to Tenemu, Wesley Morrison, brand ambassador for Prairie, wrote that the newest incarnation of Pirate Noir is still aging in rum barrels and should be ready for distribution in “maybe another couple of months.”