Triceratops Releases New Beer for Pancake Lovers

Triceratops Brewing ​is kicking off the month of February with a limited release that will have flapjack fans falling in love. ​Barrel-Aged Breakfast Brown, a brand new release from the family-owned brewery, is the third beer from Triceratops to have spent time in whiskey barrels since Imperial Hawthorne Coffee Milk Stout appeared in 2017. Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, it’s a sweet sipper well suited for a romantic breakfast.

“As a morning person, pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods,” says brewer and co-founder Rob Horn. “When I tasted this out of the barrels I immediately thought that maple and spice could turn it into a really fun beer. ​Maybe we should have called it Liquid Pancakes?​ The only thing missing is a side of bacon.”

To make Barrel-Aged Breakfast Brown (6% ABV), Horn started by pulling a portion of last year’s nutty, toasty Brown Ale and resting it for many months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. That’s where it picked up notes of vanilla and oak along with the subtle suggestion of smoke. Then he added nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup for the perfect amount of flapjack flavor.

Supplies of this special beer are very limited, but beginning on February 1, Barrel-Aged Breakfast Brown will be available at select retailers

throughout western Washington both on draft and in 500-milliliter bottles. It’s also now available to-go in bottles, 32-ounce Crowlers, and 64-ounce growlers at the Triceratops tasting room.

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