Two Boston-based businesses are teaming up for a unique item. Harpoon Brewery and Flour Bakery + Café have collaborated on a Sticky Bun Stout, a pastry stout brewed with natural flavors and real sticky buns from Flour Bakery + Café and its James Beard Award-winning co-owner and pastry chef Joanne Chang.
The idea came about when members of the Harpoon Product Innovation Team went out for coffee and pastries at the local Flour Bakery at the Seaport Innovation & Design Building in Boston.
“At Harpoon, inspiration finds us in many forms – whether experimenting with a new hop variety, learning an innovative brewing technique, or taking a trip to the neighborhood bakery,” says Dan Kenary, Harpoon chief executive officer and co-founder. “We are thrilled to partner with Flour, who shares our passion for creating awesome products and welcoming hospitality.”
Harpoon Sticky Bun Stout is made with real Sticky Sticky Buns from Flour and features notes of toasted pecans, caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon.
“We believe that, through baking, we can spread love and happiness to the entire world,” says Joanne Chang. “When presented with the opportunity to work with Harpoon to develop this unique beer, we knew it was a natural partnership that would spread joy.”
A portion of the beer’s proceeds will be donated to Camp Harbor View, which works with more than 1,000 young Bostonians and their families each year to offer a one-of-a-kind summer camp for students in grades 6-8, year-round leadership development for students in grades 9-12 and comprehensive family services, including college and career planning, scholarships, clinical support and resource coordination — all at no cost to families.
Harpoon Sticky Bun Stout will be available in 16-ounce 4-pack cans and on draft. Harpoon and Flour (including Joanne Chang) will provide samples of the beer on Tuesday, March 7 from 5-7 pm EST at the Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston at a special release party.