Last December, companion and I were traveling to Connecticut via Raleigh, North Carolina and visited the World of Beer there … well, a number of times. One amazing beer we had was Ska Brewing (Colorado) Mole Stout. We ended up ordering it a number of times during the time we spent in Raleigh.
Here is Ska’s Press Release about the kickoff of their Seasonal Stout program:
DURANGO, CO—On September 21st Ska Brewing will begin the second year of its Seasonal Stout program—featuring a different canned stout released near the equinox or solstice of each of the four seasons—with the second annual release of Autumnal Molé Stout.
The Autumnal Molé Stout is an ale brewed with cocoa nibs, spices and three varieties of chile peppers: Ancho, Guajillo and Hatch green chiles, (also known as Anaheim Peppers.) This beer checks in at 5.8% ABV (Alcohol By Volume) and 15 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units).
Around Ska Brewing’s location in the high desert of Southern Colorado, chile peppers—especially the famous Hatch (aka Anaheim) Green Chiles—are as important to fall as raking leaves and football.
“Humans are seasonal beings,” said Dave Thibodeau, Ska President and co-founder. “I mean, fortunately we don’t die in the fall and need replanting in the spring, but what we eat, drink, and play changes with the seasons. The seasonal stouts are the 12 oz. embodiment of that.”
The beer’s release will be celebrated near the date of the autumnal equinox at Ska Brewing World HQ in Durango, but according to Thibodeau “we just assume that all fall equinox celebrations in our nine markets are celebrating this beer’s release.”
The series will continue as it did last year, with the release of the other three stouts in the series: Hibernal Vinifera Stout on the winter solstice, and the Vernal Minthe Stout and Estival Cream Stout in 2014