Sarah Jane's Maple Stick Stout releases on Feb. 6 in Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
From a bakery counter display in Northeast to tap lines in Minneapolis and Milwaukee, Sarah Jane’s Maple Sticks Stout’s journey is a testament to Indeed’s commitment to community and collaboration.
Danish dough twisted with cinnamon, baked with caramel and almonds, and topped with maple frosting—Maple Sticks from Sarah Jane’s Bakery in Northeast Minneapolis are a staff favorite here at Indeed. They’re the first pastry that’s snagged, and no one even thinks about leaving half. So when we set out to develop a pastry stout, it was a no-brainer to capture the essence of these beloved classics.
"When deciding to make a pastry stout, the logical choice in my mind was to model it after the Maple Stick from our local NE bakery Sarah Jane's," says Josh Bischoff, Head Brewer. "I would venture to say that the first year or so of Indeed's existence was fueled almost exclusively by Dogwood Espresso and Sarah Jane's Maple Sticks."
Tested and perfected at our pilot brewery in Milwaukee, this recipe was then brewed on a larger scale at our Minneapolis headquarters and canned for distribution. Cinnamon, vanilla, lactose, and—of course—maple make this malt-forward stout rich and full. And, at the risk of getting too sappy, it represents a connectedness that makes this beer extra special to us. We can’t wait to share it with you.
We’ll be releasing this beer on Thursday, February 6 at 3 PM in Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Maple Sticks will be served in both locations.