Third Street Brewhouse Launches Winter Seasonal, “Sugar Shack Maple” Stout

One of the advantages of brewing beer in a close-knit community is the ability to collaborate with local organizations to craft exclusively unique beers. That’s how Third Street Brewhouse, came up with their winter seasonal, “Sugar Shack Maple” Stout.

Tucked in the backwoods of the legendary Saint John’s Abbey, in Collegeville, MN, rests a Sugar Shack operated by monks passing on century-old secrets. These guys take maple syrup making as seriously as we take great beer brewing, and they’ve given us exclusive rights to pair their notorious sweet blend with our perfectly crafted beer to create Sugar Shack.

“This winter marks Sugar Shack’s fourth season in the market, and we feel very grateful that we’ve been able to continue this special partnership with St. John’s,” said Third Street Brewhouse Manager, Karl Schmitz.

Sugar Shack will be released to retailers and on tap at bars and restaurants, starting November 5. But like all seasonals, there’s a limited supply, so “get it while you can,” Schmitz said.

“Sugar Shack is a special brew that our customers look forward to getting their hands on every year because it embodies the sweet and roasted flavors of the winter season,” Schmitz said.


Sugar Shack is delicately balanced with sweet and hoppy notes with distinct hints of roasted and specialty malts to produce a smooth, slightly creamy stout. Third Street brewers have found Sugar Shack to go well with pancakes, bacon, chocolate, or even hot wings – the sweetness will cut the heat.

“This is a seasonal product, so make sure to get it while it’s available, but don’t let Sugar Shack’s new look confuse you,” said Third Street Brewhouse Area Sales Manager, Matt Milbert. “The new cans and packaging are as refreshing and creative as the beer itself.”

The new look captures St. John’s Abbey Arboretum Sugar Shack, where sap is boiled down to maple syrup. “The northern lights and snow are really neat concepts that catch your eye when looking at the can,” Milbert said.

Third Street’s Sugar Shack Maple Stout is available in in 8-packs of 16-ounce cans and in their latest winter variety packs. Sugar Shack is also on tap at bars and restaurants across the state of Minnesota, as well as at the Brewhouse in Cold Spring, Minnesota, open on Fridays and Saturdays.

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