This Sunday we continue to celebrate the city that some call Nowhere.
For background: http://www.meritbrewing.ca/this-is-nowhere/
In embracing this title we’ve continued to see the beauty beneath the surface in our city and are constantly inspired to create. To celebrate that we’re releasing a couple new beers, including our first barrel-aged release.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Nowhere – Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels
This beer’s journey started on May 18, 2017 – just a week after we opened, and will be released exactly 9 months later on February 18. BBA Nowhere is a full bodied, viscous and sweet stout that showcases Madagascar vanilla and bourbon on the nose, while flavours of sweet dark fruits (think raisins, figs, sugar plums) move into vanilla bean and rich caramel. The finish leaves a lasting impression of sweet milk chocolate and bourbon without the alcohol-derived-burn. BBA Nowhere will be released in 500ml bottles at 11am on Sunday Feb 18 and will be available in the Taproom at 12pm. There will be no per-person limits on Sunday but on Monday Feb 19 we will move to a 4 bottle per-person limit.
Raspberry Brownie Nowhere – Imperial Stout with Raspberries, Cacao, Vanilla, & Lactose
Inspired by our kitchen team’s relentless pursuit to make the best brownies in the city, we took their latest creation, a Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie and mimicked some of it’s flavours in this extremely limited variant of Nowhere. Raspberry Brownie Nowhere will be available in 500ml bottles at 11am on Sunday Feb 18 and will be available in the Taproom at 12pm. There will be a limit of 2 bottles per-person.
Salted Caramel Nowhere – Imperial Stout with Salted Caramel
Because when you’re throwing a party, you might as well indulge a little. This sweet and subtly salty treat, blends the already rich chocolate and espresso notes of the original Nowhere with rich salted caramel creating a sweeter and fuller version for you to enjoy. Salted Caramel Nowhere will be available in very limited quantities and will only be available in the Taproom at 12pm on Sunday Feb 18.
With all of the high-ABV beers on tap, we figured we should make something special for you to enjoy with them on Sunday. We’re dreamt up a menu that is equal parts inspired by the beers we’re pouring and also served as inspiration for them. What’s on the menu?
Bourbon Philly Cheesesteak Sausage
Beer, Short Rib, Mushroom & Green Pepper Sausage, Bourbon Soaked Caramelized Onions, Provolone
Bourbon Pork Carnitas
Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Pork Shoulder Sausage, Pickled Red Onions, Roasted Poblabo & Lime Crema, Cotija, Micro Cilantro
Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork Poutine
Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Pulled Pork, Fried Crispy Onions, Spicy Mayo, Green Onion
Cheddar Smokie Pigs-In-A-Blanket
Cheddar Smokie Sausage, Beer Mustard, Puff Pastry, Ketchup
South Of Nowhere Chili
Chorizo Verde Sausage, Pasilla & Guajjio Chilies, Nowhere Imperial Stout, White Navy & Kidney Beans, Maple Cornbread
* Vegetarian Version Available
Bourbon Cheesecake Brownie
Recommended for 2 people
Bourbon Cheesecake Brownie, Raspberry Coulis, Shaved White Chocolate, Oreo Crumble
Winter Root Vegetable Chips
Sweet Potato, Golden & Red Beets, Jicama, Celeriac