Made with Real Flour Sticky Buns, this beer will give back with a portion of proceeds to be donated to Camp Harbor View

PRESS RELEASE / March 1, 2023 (Boston, MA) – Harpoon Brewery and Flour Bakery + Café have collaborated on a Sticky Bun Stout, a pastry stout brewed with natural flavors and real sticky buns from Flour Bakery + Café.

The idea came about when members of the Harpoon Product Innovation Team went out for coffee and pastries at the local Flour Bakery at the Seaport Innovation & Design Building. The team is far from the first to fall in love with these otherworldly ‘Sticky Sticky Buns’ – Flour Bakery co-owner and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Joanne Chang beat Bobby Flay on a Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode with her delicious recipe.

“We believe that, through baking, we can spread love and happiness to the entire world,” said Joanne Chang. “When presented with the opportunity to work with Harpoon to develop this unique beer, we knew it was a natural partnership that would spread joy.”

“At Harpoon, inspiration finds us in many forms – whether experimenting with a new hop variety, learning an innovative brewing technique, or taking a trip to the neighborhood bakery,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder. “We are thrilled to partner with Flour, who shares our passion for creating awesome products and welcoming hospitality.”

Harpoon Sticky Bun Stout is made with real Sticky Sticky Buns and features notes of toasted pecans, caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon. This beer is best paired with the real thing (ready-to-bake Sticky Sticky Buns can be shipped right to your door!)

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Camp Harbor View, who works with more than 1,000 young Bostonians and their families each year to offer a one-of-a-kind summer camp for students in grades 6-8, year-round leadership development for students in grades 9-12 and comprehensive family services, including college and career planning, scholarships, clinical support and resource coordination — all at no cost to families.

Harpoon Sticky Bun Stout will be available in 16oz 4-pack cans and on draft. Want to be one of the first to try it? Join Harpoon and Flour on Tuesday, March 7th from 5PM – 7PM at the Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston for a beer release party where you can sample the beer (and purchase it to-go), enjoy baked goods from Flour and meet Joanne Chang. To find it near you, check out the Harpoon beer finder:


About Harpoon Brewery

The Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by beer lovers who wanted more and better beer options. When the Brewery was founded, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Since then, it has expanded to a second brewery in Windsor, VT. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award-winning IPA and seasonal beers, along with special limited releases. In 2014, Harpoon became an employee-owned company.


About Flour Bakery + Café

We opened our first bakery in the South End in 2000 with one goal: to make the world a sweeter place through warm smiles, gooey sticky buns, and irresistible BLTs. Every day we pinch ourselves that we get to do what we love – share awesome food and welcoming hospitality – with everyone who walks through our doors and visits us here.

Led by James Beard Award-winning pastry chef + co-owner Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery now has nine locations in Boston + Cambridge. We offer buttery breakfast pastries; soft + chewy cookies; luscious pies; gorgeous cakes; and fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, and salads – all prepared daily by our dedicated team.

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