Prairie Artisan Ales is following up the huge success of Pirate Paradise with two new brewery-only exclusives.
The first new beer is Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb!, 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 is packaged in 12-ounce bottles ($12) and uses Prairie’s Christmas Bomb! (13 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in 2014.
“The spicing is standard Bomb plus the cinnamon,” wrote Zach Prichard, president of Krebs Brewing Co., in an email to Tenemu. “We found those other spices just muddled everything up. The cinnamon gives the beer a sharp, clean aroma and flavor that we love.”
The Bomb! line now includes seven different bottled versions:
- Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Pirate Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Christmas Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Brimstone Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Barrel-Aged Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Birthday Bomb! (13 percent ABV)
- Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb!
In addition, Prairie will be releasing Sherry-Barrel Noir, a 13 percent ABV imperial stout that has been aged in sherry barrels sourced from Rocky Mountain Barrel Company in Wheat Ridge, Colo. and packaged in 12-ounce bottles ($12.) This stout is a new version of Prairie’s Noir line which now includes seven different bottled releases:
- Prairie Noir (11 percent ABV)
- Coffee Noir (11.5 percent ABV)
- Pirate Noir (12 percent ABV)
- Wine Barrel Noir (11 percent ABV)
- Apple Brandy Noir (12 percent ABV)
- Vanilla Noir (12.5 percent ABV)
- Sherry Barrel Noir (13 percent ABV)
According to a post on Prairie’s website, there will be approximately 2,800 bottles of Barrel-Aged Christmas Bomb! and 850 bottles of Sherry Barrel Noir, and each will have a six bottle per person limit when they go on sale exclusively at the Krebs, Okla.-based brewery on Dec. 3.
Update (Nov. 20, 2016) — This post was updated to include the Sherry Barrel Noir bottle label. It was originally published on Nov. 12, 2016.