This is a beer that has been in the works since early 2015. Centered around Jackie O’s and Casita Cerveceria’s shared admiration for triples and quads, the idea of infusing the sweet and spicy elements of carrot cake with some favorite Trappist styles was hard to ignore. Carrots & Sticks is a strong Belgian blond base beer that was brewed with walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Fermented with Nordic Kveik yeast and carrot puree, the beer was then laid to rest for 14 months in freshly dumped bourbon barrels. After the final blend, the bourbon barrel aged beer was conditioned on Ugandan vanilla beans. What you have in your hand is an exhilarating collaborative brew with layers of love, surprise, and spicy personality, much like its architects.