HAMILTON, ON – MERIT Brewing has announced details for a trio of variants of Nowhere Imperial Stout – a beer that was available in its original form back in December – that will be released this weekend.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Nowhere was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, and is described as follows:
A full bodied, viscous and sweet stout that showcases Madagascar vanilla and bourbon on the nose, while flavours of sweet dark fruits (think raisins, figs, sugar plums) move into vanilla bean and rich caramel. The finish leaves a lasting impression of sweet milk chocolate and bourbon without the alcohol-derived-burn.
Raspberry Brownie Nowhere features the addition of raspberries, cacao, vanilla, and lactose, and is inspired by a Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie made by MERIT’s kitchen team in their “relentless pursuit to make the best brownies in the city.”
Salted Caramel Nowhere has its namesake salted caramel as an addition, resulting in a “sweet and subtly salty treat [that] blends the already rich chocolate and espresso notes of the original Nowhere with rich salted caramel.”
The Bourbon Barrel Aged and Raspberry Brownie versions will be available in 500 ml bottles in the MERIT retail shop starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday February 18th. There will be a two bottle purchase limit on the Raspberry, and no limit for first day sales on the Bourbon, changing to two bottles per person on Monday while supplies last.
Salted Caramel will be available exclusively in the taproom starting at 12:00 noon on Sunday, where it will be pouring alongside the other two variants as well as winter-inspired guest beers from Dieu du Ciel!, Bellwoods, and Indie Ale House. A special food menu that is “equal parts inspired by the beers we’re pouring and also served as inspiration for them” will also be offered all day.
For more details, see the full announcement on the MERIT website.