Buffalo Nickel Orange and Cacao
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We brewed our first batch of Buffalo Nickel way back when in 2015 before we had even opened our doors to the public. It’s a pretty special beer for us and we wanted to build on that nostalgia so we decided we had to brew our first official variant: Cacao and Orange Zest. We got some decadent inspiration from a throwback, Terry’s Chocolate Orange. We aged Buffalo Nickel in freshly emptied Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for 8 months before taking some of the barrels and adding a hearty offering of cacao and orange zest. It complements the original Buffalo Nickel’s bourbon-soaked caramel and roasted malt flavors with a layer of citrusy sweetness combined with an oompfier chocolate character.