Eggcellent news! A Creme Egg beer is coming for Easter!
You've got to be yolking! No, I'm dead serious, a creme egg IPA is on its way.
Did you know it's the 50th birthday of the seasonal treat that is the Cadbury's Creme Egg? Did you also know that to celebrate this they are turning it into a beer? The Golden Goo-beer-lee Creme Stout.
Yup, celebrating five decades of sugary-chocolatey goodness from Cadbury, the chocolatiers have teamed up with brewers Goose Island to concoct an IPA for the occasion.
Right now you're likely pulling a face of bemusement and possibly disgust. But hear me out, I think it'll be decent. The beer in question is a "creme stout" from Goose Island. Sold as an "egglectic" blend of malted barley, oats, wheat and milk sugar it is reportedly a smooth stout with a creamy edge. This is then mixed with cacao nibs and vanilla beans that lift the creme and chocolatey notes to deliver a celebratory beer that is smooth, rich and "eggselently" balanced. Their words, not mine. I wouldn't dare use that many egg puns... I'd never stoop so low to crack a yolk like that. Strength wise this is a mid-strength ale of 4.5% abv. Oh, and don't worry, it doesn't have any actual Creme Eggs in it.
The first batch of this limited run ale sold out in double-quick time, and a final batch is being lined up for Monday 8th March, dropping at 11 am, so get in the queue behind me if you want some. You're allowed one pack of two tins per customer, so savour it once you've got it!
The serving suggestion? Apparently, it is to bite the top off of a creme egg, lick out the filling and then sip the beer from this tiny chocolatey shot-glass. Hmmmmm.
So, would you try a creme egg beer? I know I'm going to and if I can get hold of some, you'll no doubt see a taste test video on here!