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Equinox Brewing – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Stout

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup beer
Andy Manshel
Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 28

I don’t know about you, but I like delicious things. I also like beer. So, when I heard that Equinox Brewing was taking their already tasty Mr. Delicious Oatmeal Stout and turning it into a limited edition 10 gallon batch to create a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Stout, I freaked, and for good reason. I made it down to the brewery just in time (by the time I finished my one and only pint, it was gone).

Equinox took their creamy, smooth, full bodied oatmeal stout, added the perfection that is the Reese’s peanut butter cup, and created a seasonal masterpiece. Thick with roasted oats and peanuts, heavy with the sweetness of chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness, this short-lived batch left very little to be desired. Being a firkin, it was smooth as could be, foregoing added CO2 and using only natural carbonation to pour with the natural force of gravity. The silky smooth pour only accentuates the chocolatey-ness (which is totally a word).

I don’t know if they will be brewing another anytime soon, but if you get the chance to try it, don’t walk, but run with all your might to partake in what is quite possibly one of the most delicious delicacies of brewing I have tried in recent memory.

Cheers,

-Andy

Comments

  1. Curtis

    How did you hear about this? I don’t even see anything on their Facebook page about it today.

    • Andy Manshel

      This was from a few weeks back. I heard it second hand from a friend, but I’m fairly sure they discovered it via their Facebook feed. Keep an eye out for it again!

  2. Equinox does a firkin every Thursday that taps at noon. A couple weeks ago they had a sarsaparilla brown that was amazing. Starting in January I keeping a calendar on NapaofBeer.com that lists all the firkins, special releases, food trucks, trivia, etc. Keep an eye out for it 🙂

  3. Also, very jealous you got to try this one, it was gone by the time I got off work.

  4. I feel like theres a debate at hand when it comes to how small breweries handle their tap rotation. Some stick to the traditional means of keeping a steady stable of flagship beers on tap with occasional specialty beers or seasonals. Others tend to focus more on a consistent rotation of small batch beers that may not ever return again. Which do you all prefer?

    • I prefer variety, so I like the constant rotation. But it is always a bummer when I know a beer won’t ever be back. I think Equinox does a good job of having both standards and specialty batches

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