Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Anticipation Grows for Frankenmuth Brewery’s 2014 Imperial Stout Release

Written by  Paul Starr
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 Anticipation Grows for Frankenmuth Brewery’s 2014 Imperial Stout Release

Michigan craft beer lovers know quality beer and the anticipation over Frankenmuth Brewery’s annual release of its Imperial Stout is gaining steam. This is the fifth year Frankenmuth Brewery will be releasing a limited supply of its Imperial Stout and it’s quickly being recognized as “one” bottle you have to get your hands on for both the brew and commemorative bottle.
Unlike most Russian-American style stouts, Frankenmuth’s Imperial Stout is made as a lager and not an ale. Lagers are brewed using colder temperatures so the yeast ferments more slowly allowing the malts and hops to assert their flavors over time. The 2014 Imperial Stout first hit the tanks in December 2012 and has gracefully aged over a year, allowing its robust flavor and smooth finish to shine and complement this 10% alcohol by volume brew.

Our Imperial Stout is black as coal, with a smooth warming mouth feel and just enough hop presence and roasted barley to push the flavor over the top,” says Jeff Coon, Frankenmuth’s Brewmaster.

This year Frankenmuth Brewery will release its 2014 Imperial Stout at the brewery for sale to the public during Frankenmuth’s Snowfest week on Thursday, January 23rd. Only 1680 bottles will be available, up from 1300 last year, all hand-packaged in 1 liter, flip top bottles making it one of the most sought after limited edition annual brews in the state. Each bottle is individually numbered on the label to validate its uniqueness. Frankenmuth Brewery provides info on the back label for buyers to register their limited edition bottle and preserve their piece of history. For more information, visit www.frankenmuthbrewery.com.

About the Frankenmuth Brewery:

Frankenmuth Brewery was founded in 1862 and is Michigan’s original craft brewery. Today, the Frankenmuth Brewery is a destination brewery with a full-service restaurant and banquet facility serving an American-style lunch and dinner menu and showcases two outdoor dining patios overlooking the Cass River.

The Frankenmuth Brewery produces and serves a variety of award winning traditional German and American craft beers available in retailers throughout Michigan as well as areas of Ohio. The Frankenmuth Brewery is located in the bustling tourist town of Frankenmuth, MI at 425 South Main, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. For more information call 989-262-8300. www.frankenmuthbrewery.com

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.