Santa’s Private Reserve, an annual limited-release strong ale from Rogue Ales & Spirits, is made with candy cap mushrooms.
Candy cap mushrooms – an edible, maple-flavored fungi – are one of the only sweet mushroom varieties and are commonly used in breads, cakes and custards.
The 2019 vintage of Santa’s Private Reserve has a deep maple flavor and aroma, the company reports. The malts create background honey notes. It is finished with a touch of citrus from Rogue Farms-grown Cascade hops.
This strong ale is 8.1% ABV, with 20 IBUs, and comes in a 22-oz. bomber bottle. It is also available on draft.