Jimmy: “Yo, Bobby! Whatcha gonna do with all those fudge cakes over there?”
Bobby: “I dunno. I was thinking about eating them. What else am I gonna do with them? I mean, it’s fudge cake for chrissakes.”
Jimmy: “Yeah, but that’s a lot of cake!”
Bobby: “You got any better ideas?”
Jimmy: “As a matter of fact I do! Throw me a couple and I’ll toss them in the brew kettle. I gotta stout going on up here. Let’s make it a fudge cake stout. Better yet, let’s make it an Imperial Fudge Cake Stout. That way I can spell it with capital letters. Cause it’s IMPERIAL!”
Bobby: “That’s a great idea! Here you go…”
Or at least that’s how WE imagined it went down at the Perrin Side Hustle Brewery Lab when someone came up with the idea to toss a few fudge cakes into an Imperial Stout.
Here’s how Perrin Brewing tells the story:
Imperial Fudge Cake Stout (8.5% ABV) was brewed in collaboration with local Grand Rapids bakery and restaurant, Beer City Bread Company. This beer was inspired by their mainstay dessert of Mackinaw Island Fudge cake. Several fudge cakes were dropped directly into the mash during the brewing process of this Stout. The addition of this extremely fudgy cake offers up notes of rich chocolate and sweet malty finish.
“It’s really fun working with something like Beer City Bread’s Mackinaw Island Fudge Cake. It’s such a delicious cake and emulating its flavors was a fun challenge – although throwing 10 cakes directly into the mash definitely helps!” stated Connor Klopcic, Director of Brewing Operations.
“Mackinaw Fudge Cake and Perrin Imperial Stout – what an incredible combination to make a must try winter beer!” commented Stefan Fahlen, Director of Restaurant Operations. “It’s awesome to be able to collaborate with Perrin again to make another exciting beer! I can’t wait for everyone to be able to experience the flavors that come through in this new stout.”
Personally, we like our telling of the Imperial Fudge Cake Stout a bit better, but neither version matters if what Perrin and Beer City Bread created doesn’t live up to this delicious sounding concept. To find out if this can’t miss combo was a true winner, click the play button on the following video:
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Many thanks to the fine folks at Perrin Brewing Co for sending us this very generous sample!
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