HOLLAND, MI–New Holland Brewing Co. has taken its year-round, bourbon barrel stout and infused it with flavors of Vanilla Chai for its first 2016 reserve batch.
This reserve blend is aged in bourbon barrels for three months, with the nuanced flavor of Vanilla Chai for a portion of that time.
“This reserve batch of Dragon’s Milk scored great marks when we quietly pub tested it this Fall,” says Brett VanderKamp, president of New Holland.
“The rich vanilla and chocolate notes of Dragon’s Milk with the layered flavor of Vanilla Chai – it’s so unique and so complementary.”
This reserve release kicks off a new release schedule for Dragon’s Milk Reserves. New Holland will release four variations quarterly in 2016, as opposed to all at once as was done in 2015.
As 2015 releases sold out in record time, the move to quarterly releases allows for more of each reserve to be brewed and offered.
The second quarter release will be Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Coffee and Chocolate. A crowd favorite from the 2015 release, this reserve will be back in larger quantities for those who didn’t get their fill.
More information on future reserve releases will be provided as 2016 unfolds. All reserves will be released through all locations in which New Holland distributes.
“These small runs of Dragon’s Milk are both to satisfy the creativity of our brewers, but also the palates of our fans” said VanderKamp.
Keep an eye out for special Dragon’s Milk surprises upcoming at the Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Fest and other festivals throughout the year.