Made with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of Central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of notes from milk chocolate and vanilla, to honeycomb and cinnamon, to a snap of ginger in the finish. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.
Best With: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout is exquisite as a dessert pairing beer. An absolute wonder with crème brûlée or fresh chocolate pudding, rich desserts with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla or chocolate really bring out the flavor of Gingerbread Stout, and vice versa. By itself, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout also makes a fine digestif while enjoying a cold night by a crackling fire.
Awards: 100 Score (out of 100), Beer Advocate Magazine, April 2012
Silver, 2012 Virginia Beer Cup, Dark Beer Category
Bronze, 2012 World Beer Cup, Herb and Spice Beer Category
Gold, 2013 Virginia Beer Cup, Fruited, Herb and Spice Beer Category
Best in Show Silver Medal, 2013 Virginia Beer Cup
Strength (ABV): 9.2%
Color (SRM): 40°L
Bitterness (IBU): 55
Availability: Late Fall
Category: Virginia Roots Series
First Release Date: November 2011
12 x 750 ml bottles
1/6 bbl keg
"Gingerbread Stout is an annual winter release from the acclaimed Richmond, Va., brewery, and it’s one that every beer lover should look forward to. First-timers might be hesitant, thinking that this will be a sweet, syrupy sugar bomb, but it’s not. Gingerbread Stout is a beautifully nuanced beer." - Fritz Hahn