Migration Announces Barrel-Aged Frankie Stout Release

Migration Brewing will be releasing its popular barrel aged Frankie Imperial Stout to the local market for the 2023 holiday season.  This popular winter warmer recently won a silver medal at the 2022 Oregon Beer Awards and has been aged 12 months in American Whiskey Barrels from local distillery Westward.  The beer will be available in 500ml bottles at local specialty shops around the Portland metro area starting in late November.  The beer will also be available on draft and in bottles at all Migration pubs.      

“This is always one of our favorite collaborations.  We’ve had the pleasure to work with Westward over the past 5 years and this is the latest iteration of our partnership,” said Mike Branes, co-founder and Head Brewer at Migration Brewing. “We’ve been making Frankie Stout for over 10 years now and it’s developed a cult following at our pubs.  We consider this to be our premier brand, and we really enjoy providing a limited release to some of our favorite beer shops,” notes Branes.

Frankie Imperial Stout is brewed to be a complex, yet smooth drinking wintertime favorite. The 2023 Frankie has huge flavors of roast, chocolate and dried fruits coming from a unique combination of an expressive English ale yeast and an American yeast used during fermentation. Frankie exhibits deep aromas of dried cherry, fruit and Belgian chocolate, and is deceptively easy to drink. Made with high-end cocoa powder exclusively from Valrhona, a premier French chocolatier, as well as cacao nibs from TCHO, an artisanal chocolate maker in San Francisco, this year’s Frankie is a truly unique offering.

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