This December, fans of Prairie Artisan Ales will have plenty to be thankful for.
That is because the brewery will be using its brand new facility in Oklahoma City as a staging ground to release two different variants of its most popular stout as well as a new beer.
The new release will be Whisk(e)y Noir, a blend of imperial stouts aged in both scotch and bourbon barrels. As the name indicates, the new beer uses Prairie’s Noir imperial stout as its base, a beer that debuted in 2015 and has multiple incarnations, including Vanilla Noir, Pirate Noir and Sherry Barrel Noir.
In addition, Prairie will be releasing Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb! 2017, an imperial stout brewed with ancho chilies, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee from Spaceship Earth Coffee Co. in McAlester, Okla. and vanilla before being aged in whiskey barrels for approximately eight months. The stout uses Prairie’s Christmas Bomb! (13 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in 2014.
Finally, the brewery will also be releasing Barrel-Aged Bomb! 2017, a 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with coffee, cocao nibs, vanilla beans and chillies before being aged in whiskey barrels for several months.
In an email, Zach Prichard, owner of Krebs Brewing, told Tenemu that Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb! 2017, Barrel-Aged Bomb! 2017 and Whisk(e)y Noir will all be packaged in 12-ounce bottles priced at $12 each that are scheduled to be released to the public on Dec. 9. According to a post on Prairie’s Facebook page, the beers will be released exclusively at the brewery’s brand new Prairie Artisan Ales OKC facility in Oklahoma City which opened on Nov. 15.
In addition, Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb! 2017 will have a six bottle per person purchase limit, Barrel-Aged Bomb! 2017 will have a four bottle per person purchase limit and Whisk(e)y Noir will feature a two bottle per person purchase limit.
Update (Nov. 27, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the change of release location. It was originally published on Oct. 27, 2017.