For fans of Westbrook Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake, next Saturday will be a very big day.
That will be the day that the Mt. Pleasant, S.C.-based brewery will be releasing four different barrel-aged variants of its famous Mexican Cake, a 10.5 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. The stout was first released in January 2012 to celebrate the brewery’s first anniversary, and has been a staple release every year since.
According to a link on Brown Paper Tickets, there will be four different variants released:
- 2016 Bourbon Barrel-aged Mexican Cake — aged in Willett bourbon barrels
- 2016 Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake — aged in Cabernet wine barrels from Napa
- 2016 Tequila Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake — aged in tequila barrels
- 2016 Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake
The Brown Paper Tickets link indicates that the only way to get bottles is to purchase a package made up of eight different 22-ounce bottles of Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake for a total of $260: four bottles of 2016 Bourbon Barrel-aged Mexican Cake, two bottles of Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake, one bottle of Tequila Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake and one bottle of Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake. Online sales are now over, and winners will be able to pickup their bottles at the brewery on Nov. 5. In addition, there will be no proxies allowed, and the name on the attendee list must match the name on the identification card used to verify the attendee’s identity, although people were able to change the name of the attendee picking up the bottles after purchasing tickets last year.
When reached by phone, a representative at Westbrook confirmed that the details on the Brown Paper Tickets website were correct.