Cannon Beach, Oregon’s Public Coast Brewing has released two new seasonals – StackStock Candy Cap Stout and Old Bog Farm Cranberry Kettle Sour. Both beers are available on draft and in cans along the coast, and at Hops on Tap in Tigard, and John’s Market and Milwaukie Beer Store in Portland.
Public Coast brewer Will Leroux was an experienced chef before becoming the head brewer, candy cap mushrooms were a culinary favorite of his. He previously brewed a barrel-aged stout with candy caps and it was so well received he wanted to do it again on a larger scale.
StackStock Candy Cap Stout is 5.5% ABV with notes of maple and vanilla coming from 4oz per barrel of dried candy cap mushrooms. Leroux thought the maple flavor and spicing would be a nice compliment for a winter sipper by the fire.