By Abbie Digel Explorebigsky.com editor

This seasonal brew is made once a
year and based on Lone Peak’s popular
Hippy Highway Oatmeal Stout. It’s
aged in 18 year Elijah Craig bourbon
barrels (from the Heaven Hills Distillery
in Kentucky) for 3.5 months.
The brew has a heavy bourbon character
with vanilla tones and an oaky
essence captured from the barrels.
Served in a snifter or balloon style
glass to express its specific aroma, this
stout is the most anticipated release
of the year, said brewmaster Steve
Nordahl.
Bourbon stout pairs well with beef
and pork, especially the smoked kind.
Nordahl has even used the stout to
make ice cream, barbeque sauce and
a bourbon stout reduction to use as a
heavy drizzle.
The batch is twice as big as last year’s,
and is the largest Lone Peak has made
since starting brewing the stout three
years ago. There will be about 24 kegs
available starting the week of Dec. 19.
Get it before it’s gone!