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Listermann Brewing to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Lucky Charms imperial stout

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 13:41:26-05

CINCINNATI — Something magically delicious is in the works at Listermann Brewing Company.

The micro-brewery, located at 1621 Dana Ave. in Evanston, plans to release a Lucky Charms cereal-infused variant of its seasonal Shamrock Shake barrel-aged imperial stout in early March.

"We added these magically delicious marshmallows to our golden stout version of Shamrock Shake," Listermann teased on Instagram and Facebook.

Shamrock Shake: Pot of Gold will be available on draft in Listermann's taproom. There is no word whether or not the brewery will sell a limited bottle release of the beer.

Listermann has announced a date for the bottle release for its regular barrel-aged imperial Shamrock Shake and another variation brewed with coffee.

The brewery will begin selling individual 12-ounce bottles of both versions for $8.99 from its taproom starting at 10 a.m. March 16, the day before St. Patrick's Day. Listermann produced only 30 cases of each beer, which means supplies will be limited.

Both versions clock in at 9.5 percent alcohol-by-volume.

Listermann's cereal-infused version of Shamrock Shake isn't a novelty in the craft beer world. Other local breweries have incorporated cereal or other breakfast foods into their beers.

Check out the list of some of them below:

Fretboard Brewing Company's Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop is a chocolate red ale that is aged on dark chocolate cocoa nibs from Maverick Chocolate Company. The beer isn't too sweet, and its aftertaste might leave you "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs." Shimmy Shimmy is a seasonal beer and is currently on tap at Fretboard. The red ale has an average rating of 3.76 out of 5 from users of the craft beer rating app Untappd.

Fifty West Brewing Company brewed Saturday Morning Cartoons, a barrel-aged breakfast stout in collaboration with the Cincinnati Craft Beer Club and Party Source in Bellevue last December. The brewery used chocolate cereal, cocoa nibs, vanilla and coffee in the beer. Fifty West also made Mexican Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Berry Jam variants of the brew. The brewery sold a limited number of 16-ounce cans of Saturday Morning Cartoons after its release. It is not currently on tap at Fifty West. The stout received a 4.13 out of 5 rating from users on Untappd.

The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati created Why So Cereal?, a special edition IPA brewed with Captain Crunch Berry Cereal last June. The brewery collaborated with Building Blocks for Kids Brew Crew on the beer, which also contained a healthy dose of Citra Hops that added citrus bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the cereal. It is no longer available on tap. The IPA has an average rating of 3.55 out of 5 from users on Untappd.

Streetside Brewery has produced two breakfast-inspired beers. The first was Cereal Milk, a milkshake blonde ale made with strawberry, blueberry and lactose. The beer was mildly sweet and its aftertaste was reminiscent of drinking the last bit of milk left in a cereal bowl. The ale is currently not on tap. It has an average rating of 3.84 out of 5 from users on Untappd.

Streetside's other breakfast-inspired beer is Robe, an imperial stout made with Holtman's red velvet donuts. The collaborative beer contains dark chocolate and rich vanilla flavors. Robe is currently on tap at Streetside. It has an average 4.05 out of 5 rating from users on Untappd.