For those who missed their chance to taste the first collaboration between the two New England-based icons, they’ll have another opportunity to taste the beer brewed with actual Mike’s cannoli shells this February – along with a new version of the beer aged in rye whiskey barrels

 

PRESS RELEASE / February 1, 2021 (Boston, MA) – One of the few sweet spots of 2020 is back for a second time in the form of craft beer and cannolis! This February, Harpoon Brewery and Mike’s Pastry have partnered again to brew up their 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 famed dessert from Hanover Street.

In addition to their original cannoli-inspired stout, Harpoon will be releasing a 9.0% ABV version of the beer that was aged in rye whiskey barrels to accentuate its creamy vanilla characteristics and provide notes of cinnamon, caramel, and rye spice. Both beers will be available in 16 oz. 4-packs starting on Tuesday, February 2nd, 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.

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For those craving a little extra sweetness, cannoli fans can also take the whole Mike’s Pastry experience home with a Harpoon Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout & Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Kit. The kits are available at Harpoon’s Boston Beer Hall for $45 and contain a 4-pack of Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout, 6 cannoli shells, filling, and toppings. Mini cannolis will also be available for order at the brewery for a limited time (details below).

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.

 

 

About the Harpoon Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout

Cacao nibs and dark roasted malts create some pronounced notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and mocha, while the lactose and vanilla give the beer a creamy mouthfeel and ricotta-like sweetness. Along with some slightly sweet toasted malts, all the specialty ingredients combine to make a complex but perfectly approachable milk stout.

 

Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Kit Pickup

Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3 – 8pm

Available for takeout only, must be 21+ to order and pick up

 

Mini Mike’s Pastry Cannolis

Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston

Tuesday, Feb. 3 – 4

Available for sale while supplies last

 

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. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and seasonal beers, along with special limited releases. In 2014, Harpoon became employee owned.

 

About Mike’s Pastry

Founded in 1946, Mike’s Pastry is located in Boston’s historic North End on Hanover Street. Michael Mercogliano (the “Mike” behind the famed Mike’s Pastry) created the one-of-a-kind cannoli that keeps loyal Bostonians and tourists coming from around the world to enjoy. Mercogliano presided over the bakery since 1946 and handed the operation off to his stepson, Angelo Papa, who has been running the bakery for years now.

 

 

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