IHOP has been exploring uncharted territory lately. Not only did they temporarily change their name from IHOP to IHOB to celebrate their delicious burgers, but they also just announced a new product. It’s not breakfast-related, or even burger-related. Instead, this one’s for the beer lovers out there!
IHOP just released a Pumpkin Pancake Stout. Yes, you read that correctly. A pumpkin pancake beer. And they’ve named their beer label, appropriately, IHOPS.
Uniquely-flavored beer is not for everyone, but who could pass up the chance to try what IHOP does best — pancakes — fused with something they’ve never done before?
According to a press release, the restaurant chain teamed up with Keegan Ales in New York to create this hoppy pancake concoction.
Despite the fact that the market is flooded with pumpkin-flavored beers, especially this time of the year, this one will definitely stand out from all the rest. Why, you ask? Because it “blends IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancake batter mix with ingredients from its fall menu” combined with Keegan Ales’ stout. So, there’s literally IHOP pancake batter mix used in the brewing process.
Now that IHOP and Keegan Ales have managed to pique the curiosity of pretty much everyone, here comes the bad news. Unfortunately, this beer will not be available in IHOP locations and is only available at select festivals and bars in New York State. You can see the list of locations where the beer will be available here.
However, not all hope is lost, because there’s also pancake news! IHOPs Pumpkin Pancake Stout was inspired by IHOP’s fall pancake menu, which is rolling out to locations nationwide on Oct. 28. So, you’ll be able to enjoy the Pumpkin Spice pancakes, Cinn-A-Stack pancakes and the motherlode: Pumpkin Cinn-A-Stack pancakes.
More pancake beers
If you just have to have pancake beer but don’t live near New York, there are a couple of options around the country. For example, Renegade Brewing makes a Pancakes Maple Porter that has a maple aroma and flavor without being sweet.
Rochester Mills Brewing Co. added a fruity flavor to their pint and created a Blueberry Pancake Milkshake Stout, which sounds ultra sweet and delicious:
So, has IHOP inspired you to mix things up and try a pancake-flavored beer along with their seasonal pancakes the same way they inspired you to try their burgers? That was the goal!