Boulder-based Avery Brewing Company is releasing Nuttiest Professor, a bourbon barrel-aged peanut stout. Nuttiest Professor will be released on draft at the brewery June 26th and will start to hit shelves across the nation throughout July. This beer is Avery’s 45th barrel-aged series beer, which is made up of small-batch, highly experimental beers that are only brewed once.
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Nuttiest Professor is a creamy and colossal peanut butter stout that clocks in at 15.2% ABV. Avery Brewing has been working on a peanut stout for years, but always had difficulty with the addition of peanut flavor. Unwilling to compromise, years of experimentation has finally yielded a beer that uses real peanuts to create a rich and decadent stout that allows all elements—the bourbon character, peanuts, and dark malts—to shine.
This beer was originally inspired by Travis Rupp, Avery’s Research and Development Manager and Beer Archaeologist. He is also a professor at the University of Colorado and was just “nuts” enough to continue to work on perfecting this beer for years. As a tribute to his dedication, his face graces the bottle’s label.
“This beer was actually inspired by a homebrew that I did before I even worked at Avery,” says Rupp. “Those initial batches were difficult to produce and there was so much oil from the peanuts that there was no head retention at all. Fast-forward many years, I’m now part of the Special Projects team at Avery and we decided to recreate this beer, but do it right this time. We use finely ground peanut flour instead of just adding peanuts, which will give this beer a blast of peanut flavor, but also will help the head retention due to reduced oil”.
Nuttiest Professor will be available at Avery’s brewery and distributed to select locations nationwide. If you see it, make sure to stock up, because once it is gone, it’s gone for good. Mad peanut science.
NOTE: As mentioned in this press release, this beer does contain real peanuts and should be avoided by those with a peanut allergy.