Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter Makes Its Triumphant Return At LA Beer Week
San Diego, CA – Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce the return of its cult-classic, Peanut Butter Cup Porter. The company first brewed Peanut Butter Cup Porter as its San Diego Beer Week release in 2012 and fans went wild for it, with all 80 kegs running out in less than 5 days. This year, the company decided to offer LA fans a sneak peak with a limited-release 40-barrel batch in time for LA Beer Week. With Karl Strauss experiencing 37% beer sales growth in Los Angeles, the company hopes to tide the region over until this beer can eventually be bottled.
“We’ve never seen a beer move as fast as this one did last year,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company. “We know people were driving down from LA to get some of it, so we thought it would be cool to brew a limited amount just for or neighbors to the north.” Peanut Butter Cup Porter is brewed with a blend of chocolate malt, caramel malts, and all-natural peanut powder. Cocoa nibs are added for depth and rich chocolate flavor and warm fermented with an English ale yeast. The finished beer is complex with layers of roast, chocolate, and smooth peanut butter. “The demand for this beer definitely has us thinking about it as a future release in our Cask-inspired series,” says Segura.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company will be serving its Peanut Butter Cup Porter at select venues across Los Angeles, including the Barrel House in Ventura 101, Village Tavern in Atwater, and Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank. For more information about Karl Strauss’ events and beer, visit www.karlstrauss.com. Share it. Cheers.
PB Porter – A peanut butter cup porter? Sounds crazy! Crazy delicious that is. This year’s San Diego Beer Week special release is an English-style Brown Porter brewed with peanut powder and cocoa nibs. The resulting brew is beer’s answer to the peanut butter cup – a medium-bodied porter with smooth layers of peanut butter and chocolate.
Specs: 5.6% ABV – 56 SRM – 30 IBU
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases and award-winning favorites like Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA. The company took home 23 medals in 2012 and is currently ranked #39 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. 2013 is on pace to be another exciting year of double-digit sales growth, with the brewery now open to the public and a new brewery restaurant slated for this fall. www.karlstrauss.com – @Karl_Strauss – Facebook
About LA Beer Week
LABW was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and members of the Los Angeles and Orange County beer communities. As our local beer culture continues to expand, evolve, and improve, we hope that LABW can assist in that evolution and expansion. Although we are not promoters, but volunteers who run LABW as strictly non-profit, we utilize LABW as a promotional tool for all the wonderful establishments serving craft and artisan beer in LA & OC, the burgeoning number of local breweries, and all the other incredible beer from around the world available locally. www.labeerweek.com – @LABeerWeek – facebook