Tallgrass Brewing Releases Explorer Series Line of Bold Specialty Beers
(Manhattan,KS) – Tallgrass Brewing Co., a regional craft brewery based in Manhattan,Kansas, announces the launch of the Tallgrass Explorer Series, a new line of specialty craft beers kicking off this September.
Each brand in the Explorer Series will be packaged in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans as well as a mix pack box containing one of each of the Explorer Series beers, available November-December. The first four brands in the Explorer Series include the following:
*Bourbon Barrel Buffalo Sweat: Tallgrass’ award-winning oatmeal cream stout, aged in bourbon barrels to create a rich, complex, medium-bodied beer with chocolate-espresso flavor and aroma with an oak barrel backbone. Available September – December.
*Big RICC: Russian Imperial Stout with coffee and chocolate. Bold coffee flavor and aroma with strong chocolate notes. Full-bodied and great for sipping. Winner of silver medal in coffee beer at 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championships. Available October – February.
*Wooden Rooster: Tallgrass’ Belgian-style Tripel ale, Velvet Rooster — the first-ever Tripel in a can — aged in rye whiskey barrels. It has a candy-like sweetness and slight spice, with vanilla, oak and rye whiskey prominent in aroma and flavor. Available October.
*Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat with Cinnamon: Tallgrass’ highly popular winter seasonal, Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, aged in bourbon barrels and enhanced with crushed cinnamon sticks during fermentation. Cinnamon is prominent in aroma and flavor along with vanilla, chocolate and espresso, with warm bourbon undertones.
With the recent completion of a brand new $7 million, 60,000-square-foot brewery, Tallgrass, the largest brewery in Kansas,
is now able to expand its existing portfolio of 10 core and seasonal offerings with these specialty releases.
“We’re at the point where Tallgrass is now a major regional brewery in the Midwest with quadruple the production capacity of our former facility,” said Tallgrass founder and CEO Jeff Gill. “The Explorer Series is our way of connecting with beer drinkers by sharing our passion to explore new ideas and create beers unlike anything we’ve released before. The beers in this new series are full of flavors we’ve been dreaming of creating and sharing with our fans since we started the brewery.”
More Explorer Series releases will follow in 2016.