Vennture Brew and Cranky Al's annual doughnut beer collab is back!
This year's new imperial doughnut coffee stouts will hit the taps at 11 a.m. on April 23 at Vennture Brew Co., 5519 W. North Ave.
As always, Vennture promises, "Heaping amounts of malt and doughnuts go into the mash making this decadent 11 percent stout drip with flavor. Vanilla, chocolate, roast, coffee, all the flavors you get while dunking an award winning Cruller into one of our cups of coffee."
Cans go on sale at noon. There will also be a preview event at Ray's Growler Gallery on Friday, April 22 with the barrel-aged variants.
Here are this year's canned brews, with descriptions from Vennture:
- OG Doughnut Don - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Cruller, and Colombian Coffee
- “Barrel Aged Coffee” Doughnut Don - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Cruller, and Ethiopian Barrel Aged Coffee
- Doughnut Don Maple - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Maple, Cruller, and Colombian Coffee
- “Barrel Aged Coffee” Doughnut Don with Bittercube Orange Bitters Mash and Cacao - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Cacao, Cruller, Bittercube Orange Bitters Mash, Cacao, and Ethiopian Barrel Aged Coffee
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Doughnut Don - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Cruller, and Colombian Coffee aged in a mix of private select barrels
- Double Barrel Doughnut Don - Imperial Doughnut Stout with Vanilla, Cruller, Colombian Coffee, and Ethiopian Barrel Aged Coffee aged in a mix of private select barrels
- Jeelly Filled - Raspberry Lemon Pastry Sour
The Colombian coffee used in Doughnut Don brews will be available for purchase in whole beans and as pour-overs. Same for the Barrel Aged Ethiopia which will also be offered in a specialty NA Coffee Manhattan while supplies last.
Meat on the Street will be serving food from 11am-3pm.
"There is a lot of variety on this great stout day, so come ready to let your tongue be awash in flavor," says Vennture's Simon McConico. "The taps will open at 11 a.m. and the cans will go on sale at noon in the gangway between the buildings.
"We will have 100 totes available to purchase containing one 12-ounce can of each variety of Doughnut Don (six total), two 16-ounce cans of Jeelly Filled, two eight-ounce bags of beans (one Colombia, one Barrel Aged Ethiopia) and one limited edition 13-ounce Doughnut Don Glass."
Also, the first folks in line will get free mini-crullers.
What more could you possibly want?
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.