Irish Potato is Back Again!
When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, the ill-informed are on the lookout for little men in green morning coats and top hats who like to engage in mischief and tomfoolery.
Better-informed folks know that the best sign that St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us is the release of Cape May Brewing Company’s Irish Potato Imperial Dessert Ale!
Our Irish potato candy-inspired Imperial Dessert Ale is conditioned on house-toasted coconut and finely shaved cinnamon sticks, resulting in a beverage that is sweet, savory, and desserty — all in a can.
And we’ve got the top ten reasons you should seek it out this year!
10. If you’re just not feeling St. Patrick’s Day this year — and we don’t blame you! –, this is the perfect beer to get you in that green-wearing, shamrock-waving, red-headed mood that should accompany St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re not feeling the luck o’ the Irish after a 16oz can of Irish Potato, there’s just no hope. Wait until Easter.
9. Irish potatoes are delicious! Creamy, spicy, sweet, savory, and ridiculously indulgent, they’re as indicative of St. Patrick’s Day as green beer and bad decisions. Usually made with some combination of cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and coconut, then rolled in cinnamon, they melt in your mouth and make this cold and dreary month of March just a little bit more bearable.
8. The folks in production have been toasting coconut for months! (Okay. That’s not entirely true. But, we do all of the coconut toasting in-house and it makes the entire brewery smell amazeballs.)
7. It clocks in at 8.5% ABV. That’s your entire evening of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in one can!
6. If you stop down to pick up some Irish Potato this weekend, you’ll also be one of the first people to get your hands on The Bog and Tan Limes. It’s a triple release weekend! (No, that doesn’t give the team in the Tasting Room or Brewtique any agita whatsoever!)
5. Mmmmmmm. All that cinnamon! Irish Potato is chock full of cinnamony goodness — just what you’d expect from something called “Irish Potato”!
4. Maltodextrin. If you’re drinking a beer called Irish Potato, it had better be creamy. Since mixing beer and milk sounds like a torture reserved only for the ninth circle of hell, we use maltodextrin. A milk sugar along the lines of lactose, maltodextrin adds sweetness, a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and it doesn’t wreak havoc on some people’s digestive system like lactose might.
3. It’s the perfect dessert beer! If you’ve cooked up a delicious Irish feast like the one we wrote about this week, you’ll want some dessert. You can head out to Wawa and grab some Oh Ryan’s Irish Potatoes — anything less would be sacrilege –, or you can grab some CMBC Irish Potato. Or both. We don’t judge. It’s been a long, hard winter. Live your best life.
2. This beer is outstanding. Coconut? Gooooood. Cinnamon? Gooooood. Beer? Gooooood. What more could you ask for?!?
1. It’s only available for a limited time! Irish Potato releases this Friday, March 12th, only in the Brewtique and Tasting Room. Don’t miss it!