For this brew, we picked one of Cincy's most beloved flavors.
To celebrate our city, it had to be a beer, right?
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we here at Cincy Weekend started covering all of the awesome things that make the Queen City so great. To celebrate, we decided to create a mashup of two Cincinnati staples.
We’re happy to announce “Robe” – a Red Velvet Donut Stout made by Streetside Brewery with Holtman’s Donuts and Cincy Weekend.
Brewed with actual red velvet cream donuts in the mash, “Robe” is the delicious way that we want to say thanks to everyone in Cincinnati for supporting us in our first year.
“There’s no doubt Cincinnati is one of the best beer cities in the country. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our first year,” says Cincy Weekend executive producer Zach Powers.
“Streetside has never been afraid to try new things, which makes a collaboration with Holtman’s ready-made,” says brewer Luke Shropshire. Chocolate notes from the red velvet and the creamy texture of the frosting will be highlights of the new beer.
With Cincy Weekend launching in October of 2016, the grand opening of Streetside Brewery less than a month earlier was one of the site’s first feature videos. “We just had our own first anniversary, and it’s great to be able to celebrate with Cincy Weekend, who have been with us since the beginning,” says Kathie Hickey, Streetside co-founder.
Holtman’s Donuts, with its quirky donut creations, is no stranger to experimenting with new flavor profiles. From their apple cider fritter to Lucky Charms marshmallow, they are always tinkering with new recipes, showcased in another Cincy Weekend feature. “Our red velvets are some of our most popular donuts. It’s a perfect marriage of flavors for a new beer,” says Events and Community Manager Maggie Rochon.
“Robe” will be on tap October 28th at Streetside Brewery, who are hosting a birthday party for Cincy Weekend. We’ll be there giving out free swag, and Holtman’s will have FREE red velvet donuts for those who order Robe (while supplies last.)