SC beer geeks have been champing at the bit ever since Westbrook announced plans to release a barrel-aged version of its Mexican Cake imperial stout. Forums have been inundated with guesses as to when the bottles would be released, what the price would be, how many bottles people could get and so on. Well, now all those questions have been answered.
You’ll recall the beer in question is the original batch of Mexican Cake produced in 2011 that has been aging since then. Adjuncts – cinnamon, peppers, etc. – were added after barrel aging, meaning you still get all the things that pop in the original version as well as the barrel characteristics. The beer has been aging in Jack Daniels, apple brandy and Cabernet barrels since January 2012
Tuesday morning, the details for the release of the beer were finally announced. They are as follows:
- The bottles will be released Friday, July 12, at 3 p.m. at the brewery.
- There will be a four (4) bottle limit per person of each variant and 12 in total, in accordance with SC law. The brewery may reduce that limit based on how big of a crowd shows up.
- Each 22 oz. bottle will cost $20 plus tax.
- Bottles will not be held or reserved. You can only get them by showing up at the brewery and waiting with everyone else.