McRib Mexican Coffee Cake is back!
South Carolina beer drinkers who have had the pleasure of enjoying Westbrook‘s Mexican Cake imperial stout have likely, at some point, gotten into a conversation about the beer only to have it end with the other party asking, “Yeah, but have you had Mexican Coffee Cake?”
It’s hard to make something as good as Mexican Cake even better, but at Brewvival 2012, Westbrook took their 10.5% spiced imperial stout brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, Ecuadorian and Ghanaian cocoa nibs, and Habanero chilies and added a helping of coffee beans into the mix. It was one of the festival’s biggest hits and is still lusted after to this day.
It was assumed the one-off brew disappeared after the festival, but the good folks at The Community Tap in Greenville brought stout-flavored tears of joy to everyone’s eyes yesterday when they announced the beer would be on tap at their inaugural craft beer festival April 13. Westbrook is also bringing along a Flanders red. Not a lot of details on that, but it’s from Westbrook so … yeah, it’ll probably be awesome.
Speaking of the festival – the first put on by the Upstate beer and wine store – it’s shaping up to be an incredible time. I’ll have a closer look as the beer list is fleshed out, but for an inaugural festival with this lineup and still two months left to announce beers – and only 400 tickets being sold – “impressive” is an understatement.