by Gil Kaufman 38 mins ago
If you happen to be in Fort Collins, Colorado, next weekend and get a hankering for a big bowl of Count Chocula (because Halloween, duh), but you can’t find it at the grocery store, try Black Bottle Brewery. Wait, what?
Yeah, the micro-brewery and brew pub about an hour from Denver has a lock on the ‘Choc this year thanks to brewmeister Sean Nook. He’s kind of cornered the market on the marshmallow-licious dessert cereal to make this year’s batch of his craft brewery’s Halloween-themed Cerealiously beer.
Totally weird, but in a good way
“I’m kind of a weirdo and I decided we should do a milk stout and put cereal in it,” Nook told MTV News. “We do different [cereal beers] all year long, like five to six times per year. I came up with this idea about a year ago after we did beers with Golden Grahams, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Bunches of Oats. We get criticized by beer purists and bloggers, but they’ve worked really well and killed it out of the gate.”
Nook, 34, brewed about eight barrels of the Chocula stout, which is only available on tap at his brew pub. But as word has spread, he’s gotten offers from Russia, England and distributors in almost every state in the country to buy some of his signature brew.
“I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder and sell out,” he said, adding that the Chocula is the fastest moving cereal beer he makes. In fact, while ...
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