Evil Twin Brewing and Westbrook Brewing Company: Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

ABV: 10.5%

IBU: 60

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.19/5

Although Cinco de Mayo is not really celebrated in Mexico, it certainly is revered on the window sill.

Quick. Do you know why Cinco de Mayo is a thing we celebrate? No, it’s not Mexican Independence Day; that’s September 16. I’ll tell you. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army scored an unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Although not a huge strategic win by any means, the triumph did symbolize unity and pride for the Mexican people. Oddly enough, this holiday isn’t really celebrated in Mexico. Legend has it that Mexican miners in California began celebrating it in 1863, and it stuck. In the 1940s and 50s, with the Chicano movement, the celebration gained national attention. In the 1980s, marketers and beer companies got behind it, and that’s how it became what it is today: a celebration of getting drunk… er… Mexican pride.

The Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break is definitely a mouthful to say, and to drink. The imperial stout is another collaboration brew, made from Evil Twin Brewing‘s Biscotti Break and Westbrook Brewing Company‘s Mexican Cake stout. The result is one of those viscous, sticky, malty, chocolaty, coffee-infused bits of goodness that sticks to the glass, and probably to your insides. So good! I love a good chocolaty stout, and the Mexican Biscotti Cake Break did not disappoint.

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