The top 10 Peanut Butter Beers are any beers using peanut, peanut butter or peanut butter extract as an adjunct in either the mash, kettle, primary or secondary fermentation, providing obvious, yet harmonious, qualities.
1. Nutcase – Listermann Brewing – Cincinnati, Ohio
Gold Medal winner at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is peanut butter right away with some sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is also peanut butter up front with the roasted malts dominating on the finish.
2. TraXXX Night Fury – Witch’s Hat Brewing – South Lyon, Michigan
Bourbon barrel aged Night Fury Imperial stout aged on Vanilla beans, Mindo cocoa nibs, coconut and peanut butter. ABV: 13.5%
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Waconia Brewing – Waconia, Minnesota
Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a thin head. Smells nutty, slightly malty, sweet and chocolatey. Taste is peanuts up front, chocolate and slight hop bitterness with a strong malt presence. Mouthfeel is medium light and low carbonation with a smooth finish.
4. Peanut Butter Porter – Back Forty Beer Company – Gadsden, Alabama
It’s creamy, it’s big, it’s just what it sounds like. Brewed with crushed peanuts and a malt bill thick enough to slather on some bread, Peanut Butter Porter belongs on your grocery list right next to the jelly, bananas & bacon. Comfort food in a can!
5. Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Catawba Brewing – Asheville, North Carolina
This beer begins life as a light brown ale that provides the bready qualities of the base beer. After fermentation, it is rested on whole roasted peanuts and all-natural raspberry puree, which truly transforms this into a PB&J sandwich in a glass.
6. Peanut Butter Porter – Liquid Mechanics – Lafayette, Colorado
Peanut Butter Porter from Liquid Mechanics combines the sweetness of the peanut butter with the slight smokiness of the porter. Opaque dark appearance, strong smell of peanut butter and chocolate, rich in sweet flavors of peanut butter and chocolate, tastes very similar to Reese’s Puffs Cereal lol, creamy and thick mouth feel with a smooth finish.
7. Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter – Wild Ride Brewing – Redmond, Oregon
The brewers at Wild Ride Brewing love beer. and love peanut butter. Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter is here to bring the best of these two worlds together! With notes of chocolate and caramel, this porter is complemented by the addition of creamy peanut butter flavor. It’s a true liquid peanut butter cup, and it’s here for you to enjoy.
8. Mexican Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout – Belching Beaver Brewery – San Diego, California
Belching Beaver’s classic Peanut Butter Milk Stout with Mexican Chocolate (Abuelita) added in. Rolled oats and lactose add to the creamy body of this beer while heavenly aromas of roasted buttery peanuts and chocolate greet you with every sip.
9. Rapp Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout – Rapp Brewing – Seminole, Florida
Beautiful dark brown beer with two finger head served at the brewery on draft in a snifter. Mostly peanut butter aroma with some chocolate, coffee, and roast in thebackground. The taste is chocolate and peanut butter with a toasty backbone to balance the sweetness.
10. Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter – Willoughby Brewing – Willoughby, Ohio
Winner of the Gold Award for Specialty Beer at the 2014 World Beer Cup, this truly unique taste experience is brought to you only by Willoughby Brewing Company. The brewers at Willoughby start by brewing a robust porter and infusing it with locally roasted coffee and then infusing peanut butter and chocolate. The result is a beer like no other you’ve had before. Some people say they taste more coffee than peanuts and some say the reverse.
NATIONAL PEANUT DAY
On September 13 National Peanut Day pays homage to mighty and tasty peanut.
Likely originating in South America around 3,500 years ago, this legume is not a nut. They grow underground like potatoes. Since they are an edible seed that forms in a pod, they belong to the family Leguminosae with peas and beans. When it comes to plants packing protein power, peanuts provide a whopping 8 grams per ounce, more than any other nut according to The Peanut Institute. And remember, it’s not a nut! Nuts grow on trees.
The peanut is also high in antioxidants. Not only are peanuts high in necessary nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, B6, iron, selenium, zinc and many others, but when paired with other nutrient-rich foods, studies have shown this amazing legume helps us absorb nutrients better.