On Saturday, September 17th, Mikkeller San Diego will release its long awaited and highly anticipated first specialty bottle—Rauch Geek Breakfast Aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels. This bottle is a Viking Club exclusive, but a very limited amount will go on sale to the public the same day.
To celebrate the release of the Maple Bourbon Rauch Geek, Mikkeller SD will be opening its doors at 10am for a Beer Geek Breakfast Breakfast. Food will be on hand early in the morning and the tap list will feature several Geek variations and one-offs with one or two Barrel-Aged treats, including Barrel Aged Rauch Geek.
This unique Geek variation was aged using Woodford Reserve Barrels. These barrels housed this incredible whiskey, before getting filled with Maple Syrup. The Brewers at Mikkeller SD took these barrels, with syrup still sticking to the inside, and added Rauch Geek Breakfast. The result is a silky Oatmeal Stout with a firm smokiness, driven by complex malt layers and charred oak, evoking qualities reminiscent of sizzling breakfast meat candy. Coffee and maple sweetness blend to create a luscious indulgence furthered by a warm spirit character. Dark and decadent – this is f%#!ing delicious.