Dia de los Muertos is a bit more than two weeks away, but Smuttynose Brewing Co. is celebrating the occasion a bit early.
That is because the Hampton, N.H.-based brewery is releasing Chupa Mexican Stout, an imperial stout brewed with lactose, cinnamon, cacao nibs, vanilla and ghost peppers.
The new stout is being released by Smuttlabs, a part of Smuttynose Brewing that debuted in 2007 and focuses on everything from “barrel-aging and beer souring to culinary collaborations and special projects that just don’t fit anywhere else, if a project is out of the ordinary, unique or time consuming, you can bet it’ll bear the Smuttlabs name.”
In an email, Mariah Scanlon, brand manager for SmuttLabs, told Tenemu that Chupa Mexican Stout will be packaged in four-packs of 16-ounce cans ($17) that will have no purchase limits when it is released at the brewery on Oct. 12.
In addition, while the cans will be released exclusively at the brewery, there will be “limited kegs (sent) to accounts in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass, and Rhode Island starting this week.”