San Diego, CA — Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce the return of its cult-classic, Peanut Butter Cup Porter. The company first brewed Peanut Butter Cup Porter for San Diego Beer Week last year and fans went wild for it, with all 80 kegs running out in less than 5 days. This year, the company more than doubled production to keep up with demand. The company is experiencing 27% growth in the more mature San Diego off-premise market, and looks forward to eventually adding Peanut Butter Cup porter to its list of bottled offerings.
“San Diego went crazy for Peanut Butter Cup Porter last year. All the brewers loved this concept but we had no idea it would take off the way it did,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Peanut Butter Cup Porter is brewed with a blend of chocolate malt, caramel malts, and all-natural peanut powder, with cocoa nibs added for depth and rich chocolate flavor. The beer is then warm fermented with a traditional English ale yeast, adding to the layers of roast, chocolate, and smooth peanut butter. “We’ve been getting a ton of requests to bottle this beer and it just might find a home in our Cask- Inspired series next year,” says Segura.
In addition to sharing Peanut Butter Cup Porter, the company is kicking off San Diego Beer Week with its Brewmaster’s Brunch at the newly opened tasting room at the main brewery in Pacific Beach. The event will feature a lineup of seven award-winning beers carefully paired with a gourmet menu from Miho Gastrotruck. Brewmaster Paul will be leading the tasting and all guests will be given a “return ticket” to come back and enjoy a pint of their choice anytime during beer week. “The menu looks insane and I’m really looking forward to trying Wreck Alley paired with fried pork belly and the Tower 20 IIPA with spiny lobster tamalito,” says Segura. A complete menu and limited tickets are available online.
For a complete listing of all Karl Strauss events during San Diego Beer Week, visit www.karlstrauss.com. Share it, cheers.
PB Porter — A peanut butter cup porter? Sounds crazy! Crazy delicious that is. This year’s San Diego Beer Week special release is an English-style Brown Porter brewed with peanut powder and cocoa nibs. The resulting brew is beer’s answer to the peanut butter cup — a medium-bodied porter with smooth layers of peanut butter and chocolate.
Specs: 5.6% ABV – 56 SRM – 30 IBU
Sample of Karl Strauss Events, for complete list visit the website
Friday, 11/1 : Brewmaster Brunch @ Karl Strauss Tasting Room
Kick-off SDBW 2013 with Karl Strauss and our annual Brewmaster’s Brunch.
Enjoy a custom menu of deliciously paired cuisines from our friends at MIHO Gastrotruck. Taste limited release and award-winning beers with Brewmaster Paul Segura and receive an exclusive “return ticket” to come back and grab a pint of your choice at a later date during San Diego Beer Week. 9-11am, Tickets available here.
Friday, 11/1: San Diego Brewer’s Guild Festival VIP Brewer Takeover
Karl Strauss Brewmaster, Paul Segura, will be at the Guild Fest VIP event pouring fan-favorite Peanut Butter Cup Porter and limited edition Citrus Big Barrel Double IPA. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait!
Saturday, 11/2: San Diego Brewer’s Guild Festival
Karl Strauss brewers will be onsite pouring Peanut Butter Cup Porter, Citrus Big Barrel Double IPA, GABF award-winning Red Trolley Ale, Wreck Alley Imperial Stout, and a special cask of Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale. Tickets available here.
Thursday, 11/7: Peanut Butter Cup Porter Cask Tapping @ San Diego Brewery Restaurants
Karl Strauss is tapping casks of Peanut Butter Cup Porter at all of its San Diego Brewery Restaurants. Cask taps at 5pm sharp, so don’t be late.
Sunday, 11/10: Karl Strauss Beer Brunch @ Brewery Gardens
Karl Strauss is hosting Beer Brunch at its Sorrento Mesa Brewery Restaurant from 10am-2pm. Beer Brunch features specialty beer cocktails, beer flights, and expert beer and food pairings. Reservations recommended.
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Big Barrel IIPA and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 54 medals over the past three years and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #39 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. 2013 is on pace to be another exciting year of double-digit sales growth, with the main brewery tasting room now open and new brewery restaurant in Temecula coming soon. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.