Harpoon Brewery and Mike’s Pastry have partnered again in 2021 to bring back the limited release beer, Harpoon Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout.
The 7.3% ABV beer is made with Mike’s Pastry’s hand-made cannoli shells, cocoa nibs, lactose and vanilla, recreating the flavor profile of the dessert from Hanover Street, the company says.
This milk stout has notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and mocha, the company reports, while the lactose and vanilla give the beer a creamy mouthfeel and ricotta-like sweetness.
In addition to their original cannoli-inspired stout, Harpoon will also release a 9.0% ABV version of the beer aged in rye whiskey barrels to accentuate its creamy vanilla characteristics and provide notes of cinnamon, caramel and rye spice.
Both beers are available in 16 oz. 4-packs for a suggested retail price of $14.99 for the classic Cannoli Stout and $16.99 for the Barrel-Aged variant. Both can be found at Harpoon’s Boston and Vermont Beer Halls, at retailers across Massachusetts, and in select markets throughout the Northeast.
For every case of the beer sold, Harpoon will once again donate a portion of proceeds to Christmas in the City, a Boston-based local non-profit that provides financial support to families experiencing homelessness and poverty.