Rain Check Spiced Stout

Rain Check Spiced Stout

Sierra Nevada's Rain Check Spiced Stout 

Category - Beer, stout, 8.9% abv 

Available - Mid-June 

Location - on and off-trade in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and at the Chico Taproom and Berkeley Torpedo room in Northern California.

Price - SRP of around US$9.99 for 4x12oz bottles 

Distribution - Through Sierra Nevada's existing distribution network

Sierra Nevada is releasing a limited-edition beer to mark the official launch of brewing at its new North Carolina facility. 

Rain Check Spiced Stout, with an abv of 8.9%, is being especially brewed for western North Carolina and surrounding states. The name is a nod to the wet weather that slowed construction of the new east coast site. The stout taste is "inspired by the tropical flavours often found in other favorite foul-weather drinks - fresh ginger, brown sugar, molasses, and tangy lime", the California-headquartered company said. 

Sierra Nevada's new Mills River brewery has an initial annual capacity of around 350,000, with the opportunity to double that. 

To read an exclusive just-drinks' interview with Sierra Nevada's founder Ken Grossman, click here