Peanut butter and… beer?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

You read that right. Peanut butter and beer. Well… more like, peanut butter flavoured beer.
Let me explain.

Before anything else, sorry for being away for months, but the pandemic does not allow going out and explore new places, and there have been a lot of changes around me recently ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
But worry not this blog is not dead, and definitely, thankfully I'm not dead either. 
But now that vaccines are rolling out and life seems to slowly get back to "normal", I took a trip to an old favourite BBQ restaurant with my girl. 

I like this place because it has the basic BBQ dishes: ribs, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, loaded baked potato… 
But today I'm not going to talk about this restaurant or the food. 

My girl has built-in like a peanut detector. Saying she loves peanuts is an understatement, and somehow she found the only bottle which read "peanut butter" in a fridge full of different labels and cans, all local and imported beers. 

Not gonna lie, the concept looked interesting but we didn't know what to expect. 

It does not feel like you're drinking peanut butter. For that matter open a jar of PB and take a spoonful. 
That being said, if you like peanuts and PB, you'll love it. 

How can I describe it? 🤔🤔
The first thing you taste is the bitterness of beer, a stout dark beer. And then you feel the clear notes of peanut butter. 
It is not sweet, obviously, but it leaves a pleasant taste. 

I know there are beer purists who do not like combinations like this, and that's ok. I respect you, so pass on this post. 
But for the rest who might find this interesting here are the details: 

The Brewery: 🍻

Inspecting the label, the company behind this amazing combination is "Belching Beaver" and it is located in Oceanside, CA.
It has 4 locations in San Diego, the main brewery located in Oceanside; a pub called "Pub980" which I'd love to go to; a tasting room in Northpark; and a Tavern&Grill
All those locations serve Belching Beaver creations.

Beers: 🍺

As of today, I've drunk only the Peanut Butter Milk Stout. And according to the label and their website, this is the beer that put them on the map. 
This beer has competed and won in different competitions since 2014.

But this isn't the only option. 
They offer a nitro version of the Peanut Butter Milk Stout, which if you don't know what it is, a nitro beer contains 70% nitrogen and 30% carbon dioxide, generating cascading effects and smooth carbonation you can't develop in regular carbon dioxide beer. 
Haven't had this one, but should have the same flavour but smoother bubbles. 

There is another option, which I'm very much interested in trying. It's called "Viva La Beaver" and its description says it is loaded with notes of creamy peanut butter, cinnamon, Mexican chocolate and coffee.
This one is recommended as a dessert beer (the first time I hear of this term).

There are other more traditional, or should I say, more Californian beer styles like IPAs and Pale Ales, mango or honey wheat flavoured. 

And for those looking for lighter drinks, they also have a collection of fruit-flavoured hard seltzers. 
The complete list of what they offer, more pictures, and descriptions can be found on their website.

Where to buy?

As long as you are in California, it is not hard to get a pack because they offer delivery straight from their webpage. 
If you're outside California or prefer to pick a pack by yourself you can also use the Brew Finder.

This beer is something I did not expect but became one of my favourites. 
Definitely, something you can only find in weird Sunny California! 

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