Tallgrass Brewing Co. announced the launch of the Tallgrass Explorer Series, a new line of specialty craft beers kicking off this September. With the recent completion of a brand new $7 million, 60,000-square-foot brewery, Tallgrass, the largest brewery in Kansas, is now able to expand its existing portfolio of 10 core and seasonal offerings with these specialty releases.
Each brand in the Explorer Series will be packaged in 12-ounce can four-packs, as well as a mix pack box containing one of each of the Explorer Series beers, available in the November-December time frame. The first four brands in the Explorer Series include the following:
- Bourbon Barrel Buffalo Sweat: Tallgrass’ award-winning oatmeal cream stout, aged in bourbon barrels to create a rich, complex, medium-bodied beer with chocolate-espresso flavor and aroma with an oak barrel backbone. Available September to December.
- Big RICC: Russian Imperial Stout with coffee and chocolate. Bold coffee flavor and aroma with strong chocolate notes. Full-bodied and great for sipping. Winner of silver medal in coffee beer at 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championships. Available October to February.
- Wooden Rooster: Tallgrass’ Belgian-style Tripel ale, Velvet Rooster — the first-ever Tripel in a can — aged in rye whiskey barrels. It has a candy-like sweetness and slight spice, with vanilla, oak and rye whiskey prominent in aroma and flavor. Available in October.
- Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat with Cinnamon: Tallgrass’ highly popular winter seasonal, Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, aged in bourbon barrels and enhanced with crushed cinnamon sticks during fermentation. Cinnamon is prominent in aroma and flavor along with vanilla, chocolate and espresso, with warm bourbon undertones.