Another new beer incorporating ingredients hand made at Prairie Artisan Ales is shipping nationwide now.
Oh! Fudge is an 11 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on brownies that were handmade in the brewery. Prairie has used ingredients made at the brewery in its beers before, most notably with Birthday Bomb!, which was brewed with handmade caramel sauce.
In an email, Zach Prichard, owner of Krebs Brewing, told Tenemu that the stout was originally supposed to ship in January, but was delayed due to the partial government shutdown that spanned from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, 2019 that closed the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) That agency is responsible for regulating labeling laws and regulations for beer and alcohol within the United States, including reviews of permits for new products and package labels for craft breweries.
According to a post on Prairie’s Facebook page, Oh! Fudge is packaged in 12-ounce bottles that are shipping to retailers across the brewery’s distribution network now.