MobCraft Beer: Announces the return of Stout Fest in-person with indoor and outdoor festivities

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MobCraft Beer is hosting their Fourth Annual Stout Fest on Saturday December 11, 2021.  Festivities will kick off in the taproom, located at 505 S. 5th Street, at noon. The festival will celebrate stout and barrel aged beers and serve as a release party for MobCraft’s popular annual release, Padishah Imperial Stout. Visit our Facebook event page for more information. 

This year the Walker’s Point brewery is releasing four Padishah variants.  Adam Thomas, Director of Barrel Operations, reflects on the process of brewing and aging Padishah: “At the start of fall, we will start brewing our annual stout, Padishah, for the following year.  We source barrels from our friends at Great Lakes and Central Standard, as well as the Barrel Broker who always has a good variety of oak.  I like to bring in a variety of barrels to give our blends depth as well as leave some room for more experimental spirits and flavors.  After filling barrels around October, they are aged over the course of the next year or longer to be blended, packaged and served at Stout Fest.”  All 2021 varieties were aged for 14 months and include the standard bourbon barrel aged Padishah, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Padishah, Central Standard Bourbon Barrel Aged Padishah, and 7yr Old Fitzgerald Barrel Aged Padishah.  “Padishah” loosely translates from Persian to “master king.”  This “king” of a beer clocks in at 11% ABV.

To offer safe and comfortable celebratory space for all, MobCraft will be opening the beer garden for outdoor seating.  The beer garden will have burn barrels for heat and bags sets and hammerschlagen for entertainment. 

Inside, the taproom will be dedicating almost all of the 31 lines to different stouts including all 2021 Padishah variants, a few 2019 and 2020 Padishah vintages (Padishah Central Standard Rye 2019, Padishah Great Lakes Pumpkin Spirit 2019, and Padishah Port 2020), heavy hitting favorites such as Solid Non Fail, Beelzebub’s Run and Kringle Monster, and a variety of other seasonal and one off stouts.  The taproom will also tap a barrel aged Boston Cream Dream Pastry Stout for the first time.  A few draught lines will be dedicated to easy drinking beers for those who don’t want to drink dark.  Flights will be available.

The brewery space will be decorated and host several contests throughout the day.  Contests include the annual ugly sweater contest, stout trivia and a competition to see who can wrap a present the most quickly while wearing mittens.  Foosball and ping pong will be available throughout the day, and the brewery will also be home to the pop up bottle shop and additional seating.  Limited edition gold snowflake stout glasses will be available for purchase.

MobCraft will be featuring a special menu featuring items made with stout including beef stout stew hand pies, Milwaukee onion soup (a play on French onion soup made with stout beer), cheddar and stout meatloaf bites and “Beeramisu” (tiramisu made with stout beer).  The kitchen will be open from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

MobCraft Beer was founded in 2013 by Henry Schwartz and Andrew Gierczak. It is the world’s first crowdsourced brewery. MobCraft’s taproom is located at 505 S. 5th Street in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. Throughout the year the crowd submits and votes on beer ideas. At the end of the vote, the winning beer is brewed and available for all to enjoy. These crowdsourced beers are served in the taproom with MobCraft flagships, beers from their Wild & Sour Program, and more.