Orange County, CA — We looked to the culinary world to provide us with inspiration for the next part of our collaborative and charitable Share This beer series. Being based in Southern California, we are very fortunate to have some of the best Mexican cuisine in the world. By channeling that local influence and considering all of the high-quality ingredients we could find, Mexico was an easy choice to be the next region. To help us develop an authentic flavor profile we worked with Chef Anne Conness, herself a Certified Cicerone. After a lot of hard work (and some delicious tamale pie), our newest creation was born:
Share This: Mole – An Imperial Stout with ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs.
Cacao nibs work in unison with our already chocolatey imperial stout to form a savory base perfect to layer flavors upon. A blend of ancho chilies and chipotle peppers provide smoke and a subtle heat character that doesn’t overpower the many nuances that mole sauce is known for. The recipe comes to a decadent conclusion with an ample dosing of fresh vanilla and cinnamon.
If you are unfamiliar with our line of imperial stouts treated with special ingredients, giving back to the impoverished areas that so many beer adjuncts come from is our mission. To accomplish this goal, we donate one dollar for every bottle produced in the Share This series to a charity that will focus its efforts on the region from which we sourced our ingredients.
To debut the series back in June, we teamed up with San Diego-based Mostra Coffee to create Share This: Coffee. Mostra used their sourcing prowess to provide us with very limited Bourbon & Catamor variety coffee beans from the Cagat Family Farm of the highlands of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. Next, we needed to find a partner that could put the donation money to the best use possible. Free Wheelchair Mission fit the bill with a resume boasting 900,000 wheelchair donations to people in impoverished regions who could not afford one. When all was said and done, we were thrilled to learn from Free Wheelchair Mission that the proceeds from Share This: Coffee provided the gift of mobility to 550 people in the Philippines. To learn more about their mission, check out their website http://www.freewheelchairmission.org/whywheelchairs
We decided to team up with Free Wheelchair Mission once again after seeing the amazing work they did in the Philippines. For each bottle of Share This: Mole produced, one dollar is donated to their efforts in Mexico where they will be providing wheelchairs at no cost to people who have never enjoyed mobility before.
Share This: Mole will be available to the public starting in November at both of our Tasting Rooms, online on TheBrueryStore.com, and in each of our distributed states, while supplies last. Details about how to get the beer, and how to join our celebratory launch dinner, are below.
• 11/10 — Public bottle sale at The Bruery Tasting Room, our Bruery Terreux Tasting Room, and TheBrueryStore.com.
• Find Share This: Mole at a craft beer establishments near you in our distributed states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI.
• 11/16 — Celebratory launch dinner with our Founder & CEO Patrick Rue, collaborator Chef Anne Conness, and Free Wheelchair Mission Founder Don Schoendorfer. Four beers, including Share This: Mole, are being expertly paired with four courses created by Chef Anne at her restaurant, Sausal, in El Segundo. Seating begins at 6:30 PM, $45. Reservations are limited and available now via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/enXD2Mns9MJF4o1M2