Perrin Brewing releases Imperial Fudge Cake Stout

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The latest release in Perrin Brewing Company’s Side Hustle Series now is available.

Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Company released the first 2022 installment in its Side Hustle Series — Imperial Fudge Cake Stout, a creamy, chocolatey stout — on Thursday, Jan. 27. The stout is on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans at the Perrin Pub, with statewide distribution to follow soon.

Imperial Fudge Cake Stout (8.5% ABV) was brewed in collaboration with local Grand Rapids bakery and restaurant Beer City Bread Company. This beer was inspired by the bakery’s Mackinaw Island fudge cake. Several fudge cakes were dropped directly into the mash during the brewing process for the stout. The resulting brew has notes of rich chocolate and a sweet, malty finish.

“It’s really fun working with something like Beer City Bread’s Mackinaw Island Fudge Cake,” said Connor Klopcic, director of brewing operations at Perrin. “It’s such a delicious cake, and emulating its flavors was a fun challenge, although throwing 10 cakes directly into the mash definitely helps.”

Imperial Fudge Cake Stout is part of the Side Hustle series, a small-batch program that allows Perrin’s brewers to explore new ingredients and techniques. Perrin releases a new Side Hustle Series beer every other month.

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