Stevens Point Brewery unveils new autumn brew
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – The summer suds of traditional ales and lagers are bubbling down into a new seasonal limited-edition brew from Stevens Point Brewery.
The brewery has been working on their new PB Cup Port for nearly a year, according to Point Director of Marketing Julie Birrenkott.
“Point PB Cup has been a test brew now for about a year,” Birrenkott said. “Mike has had the recipe since last Fall.”
Brewmaster Mike Schraufnagel describes the drink as a spin on traditional American-style porter and a perfect pairing for chilly fall days. Birrenkott and Schraufnagel see the chocolaty, aromatic beer as a means to showcase what Portage County has to offer in the national beer scene. The hints of chocolate and peanut butter are meant to provide a unique drinking experience.
The creative beverage gives the brewery a canvas to compose a mosaic of rich flavors, allowing staff to show their brewing prowess.
“Craft beer drinkers of today are always looking for innovative styles with different taste profiles,” explained Birrenkott. “We love to showcase new styles and give our consumers what they are looking for – and as a small brewery, we are able to do this.”
There are currently no plans to run a second brew of the PC Cup Port, but Birrenkott noted that could change depending on how the beverage is received.
PC Cup Port made its debut in early September and is carried on tap by 12 locations throughout the central Wisconsin area, while supplies last. Point PB Cup is also available in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
To learn more, visit: http://www.pointbeer.com/
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