San Diego, CA ... Just in time for Valentine's Day, Coronado Brewing Company is releasing a decadent Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout. This is the first offering in the company's newly redesigned Coronado Collection. The company worked with local branding agency, Mires Ball, to update the look and feel of the barrel-aged collection. "Our Coronado Collection is reserved for barrel-aging special beers, and we wanted a new design that stands out from our other offerings," says Brandon Richards, COO, Coronado Brewing Company. "The new bottles are bold, featuring the Coronado Brewing Co. 'CBC' monogram in a sleek, monochromatic metallic gold. We think it's a nice departure for these limited-release beers," says Richards.
The first barrel-aged release of 2017 started off as a big Imperial Stout, with complex layers of espresso, chocolate, and burnt toffee. The beer then spent 6 months aging in freshly dumped bourbon barrels from Smooth Ambler Distillery in West Virginia. "The barrels added a ton of rich vanilla and bourbon notes to the imperial stout base," says Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster, Coronado Brewing Company. "Then we turned up the volume and blended in toasted coconut and cacao nibs to riff off of the classic American German chocolate cake," says Brooks. Coronado's Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake finishes at 9% ABV, with a lingering, sweet coconut and chocolaty finish.
Fans can pick up 22oz bottles of Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake at the company'sTasting Room and Imperial Beach location, beginning Thursday, February 9. The Tasting Room will also be pouring this special beer on draft, in limited quantities while it lasts. For more information about Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake, please visit coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.
The Coronado Collection is our limited release series of barrel-aged liquid treasures. Only the boldest beers enter the barrels, and after months of aging, they emerge transformed. Enjoy now, or cellar for years to come.
Rich espresso and chocolate notes from the beer meld with sweet toasted coconut, before aging for several months in fresh bourbon barrels. The barrels impart the beer with additional hints of chocolate and vanilla for a new take on this classic American dessert.
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