Ohio Brewery News
Dark at the End of the Tunnel
For the past three years, the only way to get a taste of Great Lakes Brewing Company‘s award-winning Blackout Stout was if you lucked into a pub-brewed small batch at the taproom or caught a sample pull of a barrel-aged version at Winter Warmer Fest. To say Blackout Stout fans were insistent that the beer make its way back to bottles would be an understatement: after years of relentless requests, Great Lakes is bringing this fan favorite back next month.
Inspired by the 2003 northeast blackout that disrupted electrical power to 55 million people across the U.S. and Canada, the imperial stout quickly became one of the most popular offerings in the Great Lakes portfolio. The beer’s quality didn’t go unnoticed on the competition stage either: Blackout Stout’s deep, robust flavors imparted by roasted barley and black malt earned Great Lakes a pair of World Beer Cup awards in 2006 and 2008, as well as a total of six medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championship.
The wait for Blackout Stout’s return will finally be over on Sept. 12, as Great Lakes re-introduces this beloved imperial stout in bottles and on draft throughout their distribution footprint. Get all the details about the release at greatlakesbrewing.com